Facilities & Centers

The Department of Chemistry operates two MIT service centers, the Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (DCIF) and the X-Ray Facility. The DCIF maintains a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art instrumentation including seven NMR spectrometers (300 to 600MHz), an EPR spectrometer, a high resolution FT-MS operating with a 4.7 tesla superconducting magnet, a MALDI-TOF MS, a GC-MS, a polarimeter, and a FT-IR spectrometer. The Department X-Ray Diffraction Facility provides x-ray structural analysis. The facilities are available to researchers in the department as well as external users.

The Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory and Center for Magnet Resonance located in Building NW14 has several high field NMR and EPR spectrometers available for collaborative and service research. These instruments include two 500MHz, two 600MHz, one 700MHz, two 750MHz, and one 900MHz spectrometers.

The Biophysical Instrumentation Facility houses instrumentation for aiding in the elucidation of macromolecular structure and interaction. Users can be trained in the use of a Beckman XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge, an Aviv Model 202 circular dichroism spectrometer, a MicroCal VP-ITC isothermal titration calorimeter, a MicroCal VP-DSC differential scanning calorimeter, a Dyna-Pro Titan dynamic light scatterer, a Perkin-Elmer HTS 7000 fluorescence plate reader, a Molecular Devices SpectraMax Gemini XS fluorescence plate reader and a Beckman P/ACE MDQ capillary electrophoresis system.