Facilities and Equipment

Cal State LA buildings James M. Rosser Hall, Biological Sciences, and La Kretz Hall all house teaching and research labs that are part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Five technical staff members assist the Chemistry and Biochemistry's teaching and research programs. 

Department instrumentation and facilities include:

  • Three NMR spectrometers ranging in field strength from 400 MHz to 600 MHz, all equipped with DRX and AVANCE consoles. A variety of nuclei may be observed: 1H, 13C, 31P, and 19F. Variable temperature control is available, over the range of -50 to 80 degrees.
  • Several LC- and GC-Mass Spectrometers
  • A MALDI-TOF MS, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • Atomic force microscope
  • FT Raman
  • EPR and AA and flourescence spectrometers
  • HPLCs
  • Centrifuges
  • UV-vis spectrophometers
  • FTIR Spectrometers
  • Circular Dichroism Spectrometers
  • Time-resolved near-infrared spectrometer lasers
  • Microscopy and microarray instruments
  • Real-Time PCR machines
  • Computer stations with Gaussian and other computational software
  • Electrophoresis equipment
  • Glove boxes

Additional facilities include:

  • Plant growth rooms
  • Cold rooms
  • Warm room

These facilities and instrumentation are available for hands-on use for research students and in students in upper-division coursework.