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Facilities

Group infrastructure
The lab is fully equipped for handling highly air-, moisture-, and temperature-sensitive compounds through full-time access to the following equipment:
  • Breville espresso synthesis machine
  • Several Schlenk/high-vacuum lines
  • Two double-station gloveboxes (one equipped with a cold port)
  • An Elementar UniCube Elemental Analyzer
  • Mettler precision balances and a Radwag micro-balance
  • Full-spectrum photoreactor
  • Corning LSE Compact centrifuge with multi-size rotor
  • PineWave inert atmosphere electrochemistry apparatus
  • Inert atmosphere UV-VIS apparatus
  • High-temperature and vacuum ovens
  • A large assortment of synthetic glassware (custom-built by our skilled glassblower)
  • Combination fridge-freezer (-25 Celsius) for flammable
  • Low-temperature circulating cooling bath
Shared facilities
Researchers also have access to:
  • 300 MHz, 400 MHz and 500 MHz Bruker NMR solution-phase spectrometers
  • 400 MHz and 700 MHz Bruker solid-phase spectrometer
  • Variable temperature Bruker Raman spectrometer
  • Bruker D8 single-crystal diffractometer with Photon II detector
Computational:
All researchers in the group have access to Gaussian 16 and the Amsterdam Density Functional 2017 suites through Compute Canada’s high performance clusters (Cedar and Graham). We generally perform all computational modelling in-house with departmental and external collaborations as needed to supplement our capabilities.

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