Our research takes place in the Compound Discovery Lab of U of Winnipeg Science Complex.
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The lab is fully equipped for chemical synthesis, including highly air- and moisture-sensitive materials:

  • Four six foot wide fumehoods, including two mercury-free high vacuum/argon double manifolds
  • Schlenk line

  • Single-station Vacuum Atmospheres argon atmosphere glovebox
  • Glovebox

  • Five-port solvent purification system (dichloromethane, THF, diethyl ether, hexanes, toluene)
  • SPS

  • Other equipment including a rotary evaporator, and an oxygen-propane torch for glassworking
  • Subscription to the Cambridge Structural Database

The Chemistry department also has characterization facilities located in the Science Complex:

  • 400 MHz Bruker Avance III NMR spectrometer
  • NMR

  • GC-MS instruments
  • GCMS

  • Other equipment includes FT-IR and UV-visible spectrometers, and melting point apparatuses

We access computational resources using the Westgrid system (a regional partner of Compute Canada). The Department also has an in-house Dell Precision workstation:

  • Dual Xeon CPUs with 24 total cores, 2 GB CUDA-enabled GPU, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD
  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Operating System
  • GAMESS software for electronic structure calculations
  • WebMO system for preparing input files and running remotely-submitted jobs
  • Visualization and molecule builder software including WebMO, Jmol, Avogadro, and wxMacMolPlt
  • Computer

We have agreements to make use of external structural characterization facilities:

  • Bruker D8 Quest ECO Diffractometer with molybdenum source and CMOS detector (access thanks to Dr. David Herbert at the University of Manitoba)
  • XRD

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry