About the Lab

The Chemistry Analytical Lab is located on the third floor of Faraday Hall (rooms 314 and 317), a building adjacent to the campus' east lagoon. It houses shared instrumentation of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University.

Available instruments include:

  • Model 215 Circular Dichroism Spectrometer (Aviv Biomedical)
  • 2400 Series II CHN Elemental Analyzer (Perkin-Elmer)
  • F2500 Fluorescence Spectrometer (Hitachi)
  • Vector 22 FT-IR Spectrometer (Bruker)
  • ATI Genesis FT-IR Spectrometer (Mattson)
  • LCQ Advantage LC-MS (Thermo)
  • OmniFLEX MALDI-TOFMS (Bruker)
  • 300 MHz Avance III NMR Spectrometer (Bruker)
  • 500 MHz Avance III NMR Spectrometer (Bruker)
  • System 2000 Microfocus Raman Spectrometer (Renishaw)
  • Lambda 19DM UV-Vis Spectrometer  (Perkin-Elmer)
  • Miniflex Powder X-ray Diffractometer (Rigaku)
  • CCD X-Ray Diffractometer (Bruker)

If you have questions about any of these instruments, please contact Dr. Taesam Kim either by e-mail (, phone (753-6865), or drop by at Faraday Hall 314.