Das Institut für Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe arbeitet mit folgender Ausstattung und Infrastruktur:

Spectroscopy

  • NMR 400 MHz, liquid samples (Bruker) with nitrogen-cooled cryoprobe
  • NMR 400 MHz, liquid and solid samples (Bruker)
  • FT-IR spectrometer with ATR-sampling device (Perkin Elmer)
  • NIR with integrated sphere and fibre optics (Bruker)
  • Fluorescence spectrometer (Perkin Elmer)
  • UV/VIS spectrometer (Hitachi), including high-temperature unit, Ulbricht sphere for sheets
  • UV/VIS spectrometer (Perkin Elmer)
  • Q-ToF MS (Waters Xevo G2) with ESI, APCI and ESCi source for DESI, ASAP and hyphenation with UPC2
  • Ion trap MS (Thermo LTQ XL ETD) for Paperspray and hyphenation with HPLC (Agilent)
  • DESI (Prosolia/Waters) with 2D sample stage
  • Custom-built Paperspray sample stage

Chromatography

  • GPC and APC systems with MALLS, RI, DRI, Fluorescence, UV-DAD (Agilent, Waters, Dionex, Shodex, Wyatt)
  • Asymmetric-flow field-flow fractionation (Wyatt)
  • Dynamic light scattering detector (Wyatt)
  • UPC2 with DAD and hyphenation to Q-ToF MS (Waters)
  • GC-MS/FID (Agilent): liquid samples, SPME, headspace sampling and online derivatization (PAL-Systems)
  • GC-MS/FID (Agilent): liquid samples
  • GC-MS (Agilent): closed loop headspace sampling
  • GC-FID (Agilent): liquid samples
  • GC-FID/ECD (Agilent): liquid samples
  • PAL systems for sample preparation and GC sampling (PAL, Agilent)
  • Isocratic and gradient HPLC systems with UV-DAD, UV, RI, FI, ELSD (Agilent, Dionex, Kontron, Sedere)
  • Preparative HPLC (Knauer)
  • HPTLC system with automated sampler, humidity controlled chamber, documentation and spectral scanning (Camag)

Miscellaneous

  • Glass ware for synthesis and extraction
  • Centrifuges, lyophilization, high-vacuum capabilities
  • Supercritical CO2 system (Separex)
  • Microwave reactor with pressure, extraction and gas modules (MLS)
  • Automated Titration (Metrohm)
  • Ultrasonic reactor with different sonotrodes, flow cell and vial sonication capability (Hielscher)
  • Homogenizer (IKA)
  • Lyophilizers (Christ)
  • High-pressure and hydrogenation apparatus with online monitoring (Parr)
  • Autoclaves (Parr) with PC monitoring unit
  • H-Cube Pro hydrogenation flow reactor (Thales Nano)
  • Kugelrohr glass oven (Büchi)
  • Spin coater (Laurell)
  • Ozoniser (BBC)
  • Melting point microscope
  • Cryo mill (Retsch)
  • Muffle furnace (Nabertherm)
  • Climate chamber with heat, light and humidity control (Q-Sun)
  • Computational chemistry packages (Gaussian, Wavefunction)
  • Software for data evaluation data (ACD/Labs, Agilent, Bruker, customized Toolboxes programed in Matlab, Dionex, Originlab, Wyatt)
  • Wrinkle tester (custom built)
  • Aerosol generator (ZfB)
  • Accelerated solvent extractor (Dionex)
  • Custom build stills for solvent redistillation