Polymer Analysis Lab
Located in CSL 2301 & 2302, our synthesis pods provide cutting edge space for monomer, catalyst, and polymer synthesis.
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.
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
Agilent 7890 GC System
(UHP Nitrogen mobile phase)
- Split / Splitless injection system.
- Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
- Universal and Chiral Separation Columns
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
Carver Dual-Platen Heated Melt Press
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)
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)