Polymer Analysis Lab

Kennemur Laboratory Equipment and Facilities

GLASSWARE

GLOVE BOX

SYNTHESIS CAPABILITIES

Located in CSL 2301 & 2302, our synthesis pods provide cutting edge space for monomer, catalyst, and polymer synthesis.

 

Current equipment:

Hoods - Total of 8 x 8' hoods are each equipped with an in-house frabricated manifold capable of high vacuum (~10 mtorr) and a dampener valve to allow reduced pressure distillations under inert atmosphere.

Balance - 2 x Mettler Toledo MS204S ( 0.1 mg readability ).

Balance - Mettler Toledo ML6001E high capacity ( 6.2 kg ) balance.

Mixer - Thermo Scientific MaxiMix III with custom vial accessories.

Rotovap - 2 x Heidolph HEI-Vap Digital with polymer coated dry ice condenser and Welch Dryfast pump ( adjustable vacuum control ).

Sonication - Heidolph CSU Ultrasonic Bath.

Centrifuge - Thermo Heraeus Megafuge 8 benchtop model with interchangeable tube holders (10 and 50 mL size)

MBraun UniLab Glove Box - with -30 °C freezer, large antechamber, small antechamber, and Eco-Mode.

Isotemp Circulator - Heidolph Hei-Therm RL-720M refridgerated circulator (-20 °C to 135 °C)

Parr Reactor  - Stainless steel high pressure vessel suitable for hydrogenation reactions

Glassware - Specialty items include: house-made anionic polymerization apparatus, pressure vessels, and a variety of air-free (Schlenk) manipulation glassware.

Kiln - Skutt Model KM-818 for ultra-cleaning of glassware

Water Purification - Thermo Sci. NANOpure DIamond Ultrapure water system.

 

 

POLYMER AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

Size Exclusion Chromatograph:

Agilent - Wyatt Combination SEC-RI-MALS-Viscometry Instrument
(THF mobile phase)

 - Agilent 1260 isocratic pump, degasser, autosampler, and thermostatted column chamber.

 - Agilent PLgel Mixed C columns (0.2 - 2,000 kg/mol size exclusion).

 - Wyatt miniDAWN TREOS 3-angle light scattering detector

 - Wyatt Optilab TrEX refractive index detector

 - Wyatt Viscostar II differential viscometer

 

 

 

 

 

Size Exclusion Chromatograph:

Agilent - Wyatt Combination SEC-RI-MALS-Viscometry Instrument
(THF mobile phase)

 - Agilent 1260 isocratic pump, degasser, autosampler, and thermostatted column chamber.

 - Agilent PLgel Mixed C columns (0.2 - 2,000 kg/mol size exclusion).

 - Wyatt miniDAWN TREOS 3-angle light scattering detector

 - Wyatt Optilab TrEX refractive index detector

 - Wyatt Viscostar II differential viscometer

 

 

 

 

 

POLYMER AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

Gas Chromatograph:

Agilent 7890 GC System
(UHP Nitrogen mobile phase)

 - Autosampler.

 - Split / Splitless injection system.

 - Flame Ionization Detector (FID)

 - Universal and Chiral Separation Columns

 

 

 

 

 

Polarimeter:

JASCO P-2000 Polarimeter with variable wavelength filters
 

 

 

 

 

 

Differential Scanning Calorimeter:

TA Instruments Model Q1000 with Q2000 upgrades

RSC 90 Refrigeration Cooling Accessory


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLYMER PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

 

 

 

Vacuum Ovens:

2 x Thermo-VWR 0.7 cf oven

- max temp 300 °C

- freeze drying

- melt drying

 

 

 

 

Melt Press:

Carver Dual-Platen Heated Melt Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE FACILITIES

 

 

MAC Lab

The Materials Characterization Laboratory (MAC Lab) is located on the 1st floor of CSL. It contains a variety of characterization equipment that is easily accessible to researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU. The available equipment can be found (here)

 

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FSU - HPMI

Located in Innovation Park on Florida State University's southwest campus, the High-Performance Materials Institute offers a variety of advanced instrumentation and characterization strategies to determine physical properties of new polymeric materials designed in the Kennemur Group. More information can be found (here)

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

95 Chieftan Way, Dittmer 118

Tallahassee, FL 32306