Facilities

Laboratories

Research in the Chemistry Department is conducted in separate laboratories viz. Chemistry Instrument Lab, Chemistry Wet Research Lab, Materials Research Lab, Bioscience Laboratory and GC-MS Laboratory. All these labs are equipped with state of the art equipment for high quality research. There is a separate Lab for B-Tech Chemistry laboratory for freshmen B-Tech students.

B-Tech Chemistry laboratory

This Lab is equipped with all necessary equipment required for 1st year B-Tech students. New equipments and relevant interesting experiments are being added every year.

Chemistry Instrument Laboratory

Research in Chemistry Instrument Laboratory focuses on various aspects of Chemistry with particular emphasis on High Resolution Spectroscopy, Bio-Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

Facilities
  • UV & Visible Spectrophotometer from Shimadzu
  • FTIR from Shimadzu
  • Spectrofluorometer from Horiba Jobin Yuon
  • Digital Polarimeter from Jasco
  • Particle size and zeta potential analyzer from Beckman Coulter
  • Viscometer from Brookfield
  • Microwave synthesizer from Anritsu
FTIR from Shimadzu: Organic and Inorganic compounds are synthesized and characterized for different functional groups
Particle size and zeta potential analyzer from Beckman Coulter: This equipment uses photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS) and capable of measurement of particlesizes in the range of few angstroms up to microns in addition to measurement of zeta potential and size distribution.
Digital Polarimeter from Jasco: This automatic digital polarimeter is used to measure the angle of rotation caused by passing polarized light through optically active compounds.
Spectrofluorometer from Horiba Jobin Yuon: Provide information regarding concentration and chemical environment in a sample and equipped with a range of selectable excitation wavelengths and temperature controller.
   
UV & Visible Spectrophotometer from Shimadzu: Equipped with double blazed grating, double monochromator design, this instrument provides a high energy throughput optical system with ultra low stray light for precise measurement of Absorbance.
   

Viscometer from Brookfield: continuous sensing Digital Viscometer measures viscosity and temperature and with PC interface for direct export of data.

Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectrophotometer from Edinburgh Instruments: study of fluorescence dynamics of relevant chemical reactions in femtosecond time scale time resolved fluorescence

Isothermal Calorimeter from GE microcal: Measures thermodynamic parameters for chemical reactions in the microliter scale.

isothermal calorimeter

Osmometer from Knauer: Used for measuring osmotic strength of solution, colloids and for other osmometric measurements

osmometer

Arbitrary waveform generator from Tektronix: For research in signal stimulus solution and for generation of complex signals.

arbitrary function generator

Microwave generator from Aniritsu: used for generating microwave and are designed to provide stable and controllable microwave power required by many heating processes and industrial application

microwave generator


Chemistry Wet Research Laboratory

This Laboratory is dedicated for organic and Inorganic synthesis. Research in this Lab focuses on Multi component Reactions, Domino Reactions, construction of Metal Organic Frameworks, Supramolecular Chemistry, catalysis and Quantum dot synthesis etc.

Facilities
  • Glove box from Jacomex
  •  Rotary evaporator from Buchi
  • Microwave reactor from Metrohm
  • Millipore water purification system
  • Hot air Oven from Sonara
  • Multiple Fume Hoods equipped with Magnetic stirrers, hot plates and amenities required for organic and inorganic reaction set up.

Glove Box from Jacomex: To maintain inert atmosphere and to do reactions under specific gaseous conditions and also for storage of hazardous moisture sensitive chemicals.
Microwave Reactor from Metrohm: Microwave irradiation produced from the reactor gives efficient internal heating thereby accelerating many reactions; also unique products are formed under certain reaction conditions.
Fume Hoods equipped with all amenities required for Organic and Inorganic reaction set up.

Low Temperature Reactor from Operon:Used for organic and inorganic synthesis at ultra low temperatures

low temperature reactor


Materials Research Laboratory

This Lab has state of the art research equipments for research in Polymer Chemistry and Material Science. Research in this Lab includes development of specialized Elastomers, Nanocomposites, Polymer Blends and other smart materials.

Facilities
  • SDT (simultaneous DTA-TGA) from TA
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) from TA
  • FTIR with spotlight 200 microscope from Perkin Elmer
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Contact Angle Goniometer from Rame-hart

Atomic Force Microscope: High-resolution scanning probe microscopy, with resolution on the order of a nanometer, this equipment being simultaneously used by Chemists, Material Scientists and Physicists.
FTIR with spotlight-200 microscope from Perkin Elmer: Fitted with powerful microscope, this instrument can determine functional groups present in a particular section of polymers and other surfaces.
Contact Angle Goniometer from Rame-hart: This equipment finds use in precise determination of  contact angle, surface energy and surface tension.
Simultaneous DTA –TGA instrument (SDT) in the materials Research Lab. Being used extensively by Polymer Chemists. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)


Bioscience Laboratory

This Laboratory has equipments required for basic research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Research in this Lab is centered on DNA Damage and repair study and construction of Nanostructures from DNA self Assembly process.

UV-Vis spectrophotometer with Peltier Element from Cecil, UK: Specially pre-programmed for Biochemistry and molecular Biology and used for Quantitative Analysis, Reaction Kinetics, Protein Analysis, DNA Thermal Melt and other applications.
Transilluminator from Pacific Images, Taiwan: Dual wavelength UV transilluminator for visualization of DNA in gels stained with Ethidium Bromide, Sybr Green and other dyes.
Mini Submarine Gel Electrophoresis from Hoefer, USA: Used for rapid electrophoresis of DNA (between 1-10 Kbsize) including plasmid DNA in agarose gels. These along with other electrophoresis unit are hooked to Hoefer’s high power current supply for constant voltage or current supply.
Vertical midi gel from Hoefer, USA: Vertical midi gel units are intended for electrophoretic separation of proteins and nucleic acids (under 1 Kb) under both denaturing and native conditions.
 
Vertical slab dual minigel from Hoefer, USA: Vertical slab dual mini gel unit is being used for rapid electrophoresis of protein or nucleic acid samples.
 

PCR Thermalcycler from G-Biosciences, UK: Dual slot Thermal cycler equipped with a heated lid, used for Polymerase Chain Reaction to amplify DNA.

Minicentrifuge from Dynamica, Australia and Vortex mixer from Jeiotech, Korea: Centrifuge used for wide range of applications in routine Biochemistry works including quick spin down while variable speed, intermittent and continuous mode vortex mixer being used for gentle mixing as well as vigorous agitation for DNA, protein and other biomaterial mixing.
 
Vertical Laminar air flow from ESCO, Singapore: Vertical Laminar Flow with ULPA filter is used in the Lab for cell culture procedures. Some sensitive reactions with DNA/proteins are also being carried out here.
 
Gel documentation System from UVP, UK: Equipped with CCD camera and Gel Capture software, this instrument is routinely used to get pictures and quantitative analysis of DNA and protein gels.
   
Double distillation water plant from Borosil: This double distilled water is used for all routine experiments in biochemistry.
CO2 incubators from ESCO, Singapore: For mammalian cell culture, tissue engineering. Can be fitted with orbital shaker for bacterial culture also.
 
Circulating Chiller from Jeiotech, Korea: Circulating chiller is hooked up with UV visible spectrophotometer for cooling the Peltier Element in the system while working with biological samples.
 
Vertical Automatic Autoclave from Tuttnauer, Israel: Used for sterilization of instruments, glasswares, liquids, culture media and other materials in the Bioscience Lab.
   
Vertical -30 0C freezer from Jeiotech, Korea: This Freezer has range of diverse applications and primarily being used in the lab to store Biomaterials like DNA, proteins, some enzymes, specific chemicals and other Biosamples.
   

Rotary evaporator (Eppendorf) used for solvent evaporation and sample concentrating.

Chemiluminesecence (Syngene) used for western Blotting.

PCR Thermalcycler (ESCO) for Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Orbital Shaker (Jeiotech) for reactions and sample preparation.

Thermalblock (Techne) for constant temperature incubation.

PH meter with micro electrode (Thermo) for measuring pH of solution as low as 30 uL.


Chromatography Laboratory

This Laboratory is dedicated to Chromatography for characterization of organic & Inorganic compounds, polymer and Biomaterials and being extensively used by research scholars involved in organic, inorganic and polymer synthesis for characterization of their compounds.

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry facility in the Chemistry Department being used for characterization of compounds

HPLC (Shimadzu) facility in the Chemistry Department being used for organic compounds and as well as characterization and purification of DNA and proteins.

Gel Permeation Chromatography (Agilant) facility in the Chemistry department being used for characterization of Polymers.