The Goulet Science Center

The Chemistry Department is housed in the Goulet Science Center. The center is named in honor of Leon and Elizabeth Goulet of Manchester, N.H. Mr. Goulet is a 1947 graduate of Saint Anselm College. The facility, which underwent a complete renovation in 1996, is the center for the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology. Among the Goulet Center's many distinctive features is a greenhouse, the Weiler Computer Center, and a state-of-the-art smart classroom equipped with iPads, projection screens and modular furniture. A science reading room is also an integral part of the center.

Specialized Facilities

The Chemistry Department houses a number of specialized facilities for use by both students and faculty. In addition to a variety of teaching laboratories, each faculty member maintains a research program and has equipment suited to their particular research interests. All specialized scientific equipment is used by both faculty and students, and meets the requirements of the American Chemical Society for an approved program. Much of this equipment is also used in our upper division laboratory courses, giving students thorough, hands-on experience with modern instrumentation.

The Chemistry Department's current instrument holdings include the following:

  • Laser - VSL337 Nitrogen Pumped Dye
  • Laser - Red Diode
  • Pine Research WaveNow Potentiostat and Electrochemical cell
  • Hewlett Packard 8453 Diode Array UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer System 2000 FT-IR with optional photoacoustic cell and Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) sampling accessory
  • Bruker Vertex 70 FT-IR
  • Johnson Mathey Susceptibility Balance
  • VWR Scientific sympHony pH/ISE/Conductivity Meter
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation (for use with sympHony meter)
  • Posi-pHIo Ag/AgCl pH Electrode (for use with sympHony meter)
  • Combination Fluoride Ion Selective Electrode (ISE) (for use with sympHony meter)
  • Thermo Scientific Thermolyne Benchtop Muffle Furnace
  • DigiPrep Jr. Digestion System
  • pH meters - Oakton (2), Beckman (4)
  • Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometers (4)
  • Pasco Science Workshop Interfaces (6) with pH sensors (6), temperature sensors (6), colorimeter (1), and pressure sensors (6)
  • Vernier LabQuest2 (2) with photogates (2), pH sensors (2), ion-selective electrodes (2), radiation monitor (1), melting point apparatus (1), voltage and conductivity probe (1).
  • Fischer Refractometers (2)
  • Mel-temps (4)
  • Fischer-Johns Melting Point Apparati (2)
  • Milestone Microwave Workstation
  • Nicolet Avatar 320 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • Hewlett Packard 5890 Series II Capillary Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector and autosampler
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Trace 1310 Gas Chromatograph with ISQ Mass Spectrometer Detector and autosampler
  • Perkin-Elmer Series 100 Isocratic HPLC pump
  • Varian ProStar UV/Vis HPLC system with Workstation
  • Cary 50 Scan UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Bruker Shielded 300 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Bruker Alpha Eco-ATR FT-IR
  • Agilent 240 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Advion expressions Compact Mass Spectrometer
  • Pine Research WaveNow Potentiostat and Electrochemical Cell
  • Bruker Alpha FT-IR with ATR Sampling Module
  • Bruker Tracker III_V + Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • B&WTEK i-Raman
  • PerkinElmer Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (STA) 6000