Chemistry Laboratories

The J B Firth Building is an interdisciplinary space containing 3 flexible use laboratories for general use and an extensively stocked open access analytical suite

Students using the chemistry labs

The J B Firth Building is an interdisciplinary space designed to cross traditional subject boundaries. The building opened in 2011 represents an £11.5M investment for the delivery of teaching and research. There are 3 flexible use laboratories for general use representing 721.5 m2 with 26 fume hoods fully equipped for wet chemistry and standard chemical analysis with a team of dedicated technical staff. The J B Firth building also houses and extensively stocked open access analytical suite of 336 m2 (please see instrumentation list below) for full sample characterisation. All of these facilities are available for consultancy use.

Students using the chemistry labs 

A demonstration in the chemistry labs

A student using the chemistry labs 

A student using the chemistry labs

A student using the chemistry labs 

A student using the chemistry labs

Key equipment available

  • Horiba LabRam HR confocal Raman microscope with 532 and 785 nm lasers for point spectra, mapping and 3D imaging
    • Sampling Accessories: Cuvette holder for rapid solution analysis, super head Raman probe, immersion Raman capability and catalyst stage for environmental control and heating
  • Agilent FTIR Microscope with MCT detector on the microscope and DTGS in the research grade bench. Fitted with Diamond and Germanium micro ATR-FTIR and macro ATR-FTIR in the macro sample compartment.
  • 5 x ATR-FTIR systems
  • Thermo TRACE 1300 GC with Ion Trap MS ITQ 700, compatible with direct insertion probe, liquid and headspace autosampler
  • Thermo TRACE GC Ultra fitted with DSQII Mass Spec system (single quadrupole) and compatible with direct insertion probe and liquid autosampler
  • Thermo TRACE 1300 GC with ISQLT Mass Spec system (single quadrupole) with liquid autosampler
  • Dionex Ion Chromatography System
  • 5 x HPLC systems fitted with UV and diode-array detectors
  • 2 x GC fitted with Flame Ionisation Detectors

Key equipment continued

  • HoribaJY FluorMax-4 Spectrofluorimeter Specroflourometer
  • 2 Bench top JEOL JCM-6000 Plus SEM one fitted with EDS
  • 2 x Bruker NMR
    • Fixed Proton and Carbon dual probe 300 MHz solution NMR with autosampler
    • Multinuclear solid state and solution 400 MHz NMR
  • Thermo iCE 3000 Series Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Thermo X Series Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometer
  • Thermo ICAP 7000 Series ICP-Spectrometer
  • Flame photometry spectrometer
  • Organic Elemental Analyser
  • Bruker D2 Phaser Bench top X Ray Diffractometer
  • Shimadzu UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer
  • Microwave Digestive System
  • High Pressure Autoclave Reactor
  • Range of furnaces and tube furnaces
  • Sample Preparation
    • Full range of sample preparation techniques and equipment including
      • Sputter Coating
      • Microwave Digestion
      • Centrifuges
      • Lyophilisation (Freeze Drying)

Location

JB Firth Building JBF112 & JBF209

 

Staff contacts

John Lockley | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 894317 | Maudland Building MB114
JLockely@uclan.ac.uk

Teresa | Oughton
+44 (0)1772 89 5366 | Maudland Building MB114
TOughton@uclan.ac.uk

 

LIS Customer Support TeamLISCustomerSupport@uclan.ac.uk
+44 (0)1772 89 5355

Opening times, guides and charges

Facilities open 24/7 (security approval required outside usual teaching times)

Please note that these facilities are used for timetabled teaching activities.

 

INDUSTRY SUPPORT (IGA WORK)

A student using the chemistry labs 

Students using the chemistry labs