Department of Chemistry

Facilities and Instrumentation


  • Analytical/Physical Chemistry lab, Science 352, 24 students and adjacent faculty offices
  • Biochemistry lab, Science 366, 24 students, adjacent faculty office
  •  Organic Chemistry lab, Science 363, 18 students, adjacent stockroom and instrumentation room
  • The newly renovated, state of the art, General Chemistry laboratory (CHY 114 and 116) is equipped with GC, AA, lab-tops and Vernier probes. Science 392, 24 students with adjacent faculty offices, prep room and community space


The following instruments are located in the Chemistry Department, Portland Campus.

  • JY Horiba FluoroMax2 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR Thermo Electron 6700 FTIR (mid and far IR capabilities)
  • Thermo Electron GC-MS (ion trap)
  • Dionex Ion Chromatograph (Conductivity and Absorbance Detectors)
  • Milestone Microwave Extraction/Digestion System
  • 60 MHz FT NMR
  • Thermo Fisher GC's and GC-MS
  • Thermo iCE 300 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Agilent HPLC
  • Cary UV/Vis
  • miscellaneous electrochemical apparatus

Other instruments available at USM

  • ICP (ESP, Gorham)

Instruments available at other Maine Institutions



last update 13 Jul 09