The Department of Chemistry includes five experimental laboratories serving the areas of analytical chemistry, clinical and biochemistry, food chemistry, general, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, as well as instrumental analysis. It also includes a number of research laboratories
The department boasts an LC-MS and a powder XRD, in addition to a color vision system, FTIR and UV-visible spectrophotometers, a thermogravimetric analyzer, a gas chromatograph, an NMR spectrometer, a thermal cycler, an automated nucleic acid analysis system, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, in addition to polarimeters, refractometers, an ion analyzer, a clinical photometer, a - 80°C freezer, a water activity meter, a homogenizer, and various ovens for ashing and drying.
Environmental Performance of the Chemistry Teaching Laboratories
The department continuously reviews experimental conditions and practices with the aim of identifying possible improvements in their environmental performance. Special emphasis is placed on chemicals used and waste generated.
Priority is given to waste minimization through substitution of chemicals used, in-lab treatment, as well as downscaling of experiments, where possible. In addition, collection, segregation, storage and disposal practices for generated hazardous chemical waste are reviewed and continuously updated.