General Support Facilities

In addition to the facilities that each of our Faculty maintain, we have a number of General Support Facilities in the Chemistry Department as well as in other SU Departments and SUNY-ESF.

Located in the basement of CST, SU Chemistry Stores provides an on-campus source for commonly used laboratory supplies and chemicals.

Hours of Operations:     9:00 - 5:00 M-F
Phone:     315.443.2319
Location:     0-006 CSTContact:     Steve Rich, Stockroom Manager,


Our department is fortunate to house a unique laboratory, the Syracuse University Glassblowing Services. Glassblowing Services offers fabrication, design consultation, repair, and modification of existing glassware. Sally Prasch, the facilities manager, is an experienced scientific glassblower, giving highly skilled professional advice and service to our faculty as well as to others in the Central New York area. Prasch is also actively involved in the training of students; undergraduates and graduate students alike are able to learn glassblowing techniques.

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Phone:       315.443.3665 or 413.250.3405 (cell)
Location:    0-204 CST
Contact:     Sally Prasch, Glass Shop Director,

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The Electronics Shop offers services for chemistry and other research labs. The manager, Michael Brandt, supports the daily operation of research and teaching labs, performing repairs on items ranging from simple electrical devices such as ovens and stirrers, to lasers, computers, spectro-photometers, and other electronic analytical instruments. Brandt also provides custom design and construction of analog and digital electronic equipment for use in laboratory research, assistance with the interfacing of computers with laboratory instruments, and development of custom software.

Hours of Operations:         9:00 - 5:00 M-F
Phone:     315.443.3444
Location:     0-208 CST
Contact:     Michael Brandt, Electronics Engineer,

NMR equipment

The NMR facility, managed by Dr. Deborah Kerwood, is located in the Center for Science and Technology building, room 0-222.  It has three Bruker instruments, an Avance III HD 400 MHz, a Fourier 300 MHz and a DRX-500 MHz.  The Avance III HD 400 MHz instrument is equipped with 2 broadband probes, a liquid nitrogen cooled “prodigy” probe and a room temperature broad-banded “smart” probe.  The rf coils and preamplifiers of the prodigy probe are cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature which increases the sensitivity compare to a room temperature probe by a factor of 2 to 3.  The temperature ranges are 5 to 80 °C for the prodigy probe and -150 to 150 °C for the smart probe.  The 400 MHz instrument is also equipped with a 60 tube sample changer, a z-axis pulsed field gradient, and an automated tune and match accessory which allows total automation of acquisition and processing of data.  The Fourier 300 MHz instrument, equipped with a 16 tube sample changer, is set up for automatic acquisition and processing of 1D proton and carbon and 2D proton-carbon correlation experiments.  The temperature range for this instrument is from room temperature to 65 °C.  Complex experiments are run on a DRX-500 instrument equipped with three simultaneous observe channels and three-axis pulsed field gradients.  Liquid probes optimized for proton detection and for metal nuclei are available.

Phone:     315.443.5932
Location:     0-222 CST
Contact:     Deborah Kerwood, Laboratory Manager,

Bruker Kappa Duo, with a 4-circle gonimeter with Kappa geometry, a sealed Mo tube and Triumph monochromator, a Cu microsource with long optics to ensure maximum beam intensity. The detector is a APEX II CCD ensuring low background and high sensitivity. Crystals are collected at 85K using a Cryoindustries of America lN-3 low temperature device.

Hours of Operations:     TBD
Phone:     315.443.3124
Location:     2-034 CST

N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies, SUNY ESF
The N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies, temporarily located in Walters Hall, is a central microscopy facility which provides teaching, research, and public service. It is equipped to provide students, faculty and research staff with access, assistance, and training in modern microscopy techniques. These techniques include light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, digital imaging, and image analysis. 

Machine Shop, Physics Department
A great deal of experience producing innovative parts for the Physics and Chemistry departments, both for research and educational purposes. 

Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GS/MS), SUNY ESF
Mass Spectrometry is an analytical technique capable of revealing both the identity and quantity of chemical materials in a sample by breaking the molecules into ionized fragments. The fragments are separated and their mass/charge ratio and relative abundance are measured. From this pattern, the chemical structure can be determined.