¡@¡@The major body of the chemistry literature
collected in the university's general library includes more than 12,000
monographs and 12,000 bound periodicals. In addition, more than 25 chemistry
journal subscriptions are maintained. On-line access to library material
in other institutes is possible from the department's laboratories.
¡@¡@The department now contains
26 laboratories established for the purpose of teaching and research.
They include labs for general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical
chemistry, physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, biochemistry, organic
analysis, and so on. Each lab is supervised by a faculty member with specialty
in that field. Major instruments now in the chemistry department include:
a high-power laser system for the study of gas phase reactions; five NMR
including two 400, one 300, one 200 and one 60 MHz systems; high performance
chromatography systems including four high performance liquid chromatography
(HPLC), five gas chromatography, two supercritical fluid chromatography
(SFC), two ion chromatography (IC), and two gas chromatography-mass spectrometers
(GC-MS); two capillary electrophoresis systems; two flame atomic absorption
spectrophotometers; three UV-vis spectrophotometers; two FT-infrared spectrophotometers;
two polarography; one electrochemical workstation (BAS 100B/W); and three
columeters. In addition to these major units, the department is also equipped
with a full complement of standard chemical instruments.