Department of Chemistry


Our synthetic laboratories are equipped with custom-designed state-of-the-art Schlenk lines and solvent drying setups, a four-port MBraun UNILab glove box and an MBraun MB-SPS 800 automated solvent purification system. This allows the manipulation of compounds under an inert atmosphere (argon).

Schlenk line solvent drying MBraun UNILab glove box

Our local computational facilities include a 20 seat Linux classroom for interactive usage and visualization (both 2D and 3D), a home-built Linux-cluster "Europa" (10 TFLOPS) and an HP Proliant SL 390 G7 cluster "Electra" (6 TFLOPS).

Linux classroom Electra Europa

Large-scale instrument facilities are provided by the Department of Chemistry and the NanoScience Center. These include four Bruker Avance NMR spectrometers (300, 400, 500 and 800 MHz), Magnettech GmbH MiniScope 200 X-band EPR spectrometer, two Bruker Kappa Apex II diffractometers (Mo radiation), two Agilent Technologies Supernova diffractometers (both Cu and Mo radiation), PANalytical X'Pert Pro Alpha 1 powder diffractometer, Elementar Vario EL III element analyzer, Perkin Elmer Lambda 650 UV/Vis spectrometer, two Bruker ALPHA FT-IR spectrometer as well as many others not listed here. We also have direct access to the national supercomputers "Sisu" (1700 TFLOPS) and "Taito" (600 TFLOPS) that are maintained by CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.

Agilent Technologies Supernova diffractometer Bruker 500 MHz NMR Magnettech Miniscope 200 EPR