At Doane, you will experience the full benefits of a small, liberal arts environment. Students taking classes and participating in research activities in the Chemistry Department will work closely with chemistry faculty and support staff.
Our $10.2 million Lied Science and Mathematics Building provides an exceptional environment for study, research and interaction:
- Five chemistry labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment
- Hands-on access to high-tech instruments, such as a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer and gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer
- Extensive group work
- Individualized experiments challenge students to think on their own and provide the opportunity to learn from others at the same time
Chemical instruments are vital to your education in chemistry, and Doane provides access to an outstanding array of modern instruments. You will begin hands-on experience during your first year.
The chemistry department has a noteworthy array of modern instruments, all for student use. Laboratory facilities include:
Jasco J-815 Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectrophotometer obtained in 2007.
Jasco P-1020 Polarimeter obtained in 2007.
Shimadzu RF -5301PC Fluorescence Spectrometer obtained in 2006.
Varian CP 3800 GC Chromatograph and Varian Saturn 2000 GC/MS/MS Spectrometer obtained in 2002.
Varian Avance III 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer obtained in 2011.
Varian Cary 50 Bio UV-Visable Spectrometer obtained in 2002.
Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 FT-IR Spectrometer obtained in 2000.
Varian Pro Star HPLC Chromatograph obtained in 2004.
Other instruments available in the chemistry department: a Malvern Mastersizer X Particle Size Analyzer (obtained in 2007) and a Buck 210 VGP Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (obtained in 2005).
Also available to the project is the equipment maintained by the biology department, including autoactive sterilizers, tissue processors, luminometers, biophotometer, fotodyne gel documentation systems, plate reader, micro centrifuges, CO incubator, inverted microscope with fluorescence and digital camera, electrode puller, electrode polisher, electrophoresis equipment, vibratome for sectioning, microtome for sectioning, micropipettes and a scanning electron microscope.