Chemistry Laboratories
26 Oct 2009



ISIS has a number of in-house chemistry laboratories aimed at enabling pre- and post-beamline experiments including sample preparation.

Renuka Nilmini (Cardiff University) and Lorella Izzo (Salemo University, Italy) preparing samples for studying the effect of polymer stereochemistry on polymer-surfactant interactions.

These laboratories are equipped with general lab equipment as well as more advanced pieces of kit. Facilities available include:

  • Gloveboxes
  • Furnaces (inc. tube) and vacuum ovens
  • Rotary evaporators
  • Analytical balances
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Ice machines
  • Distilled/purified water dispensers
  • Stirrer-hotplates
  • Ultrasonic baths
  • Water baths
  • Nitrogen, argon and helium gas lines
  • Desiccators
  • Large selection of glassware

A selection of commonly used chemicals and solvents are kept in stock across the chemistry labs. You may bring your own with you for your experiments if needed. To enquire about the chemicals and amounts kept in stock, please contact Sarah Langham.

Users are encouraged to read the Chemistry Laboratories Safety Information and Working Practices documentation before using the labs.

For sample characterisation or more advanced instrumentation please see the Materials Characterisation Laboratory or the Hydrogen and Catalysis Laboratory.