Analytical Services

Zhao in Lab 

Dr. Nelson Zhao
Instrumentation Facility Manager
Phone: (904) 620-1962
E-mail: nelson.zhao@unf.edu

University of North Florida
Department of Chemistry
Building 50, 3rd Floor
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699

Welcome to the Analytical Services for the UNF Department of Chemistry

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility houses a number of advanced analytical instruments which can be used to analyze numerous samples for you. Our instruments include NMR, GC, GC/MS, AA, UV-Vis, FTIR and XRD.

Our services are available at reasonable prices. Whether it is a simple sample analysis, method development, or a more complicated structural elucidation, quality work is provided in a timely fashion.

The rate schedule for sample analysis is presented under each instrument listed below. The charges are on a per sample or per hour basis depending on the instrument involved. For any requests involving structural elucidation and/or multi-instrument analysis, please contact our facility manager, Dr. Nelson Zhao, at (904) 620-1962 or email him at nelson.zhao@unf.edu.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis (NMR)

The NMR lab is equipped with a Varian VNMRS 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance instrument.

Solution Probes:

  • 1H-19F/15N-31P 5 mm PFG AutoX Dual Broadband Probe for 1H, 19F , as well as other nuclei in the resonance frequency range between 50 MHz (15N) and 202 MHz (31P).
  • 1H-19F{13C} 5mm Triple resonance PFG probe; indirect detection with high sensitivity for 1H and 19F.

Both probes have VT capability between -80°C and +120°C. In addition to 1D 1H, 19F, 13C, 31P, 29Si NMR experiments, the instrument can acquire APT, DEPT, and 2D experiments such as COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, HSQC, and HMBC.

Rates (per sample)
Charge per sample  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
1H  $25 $40 $60
13C/29Si  $40 $55 $90
19F  $25 $40 $60
31P  $40 $55 $90
APT  $40 $60 $90
DEPT  $50 $70 $100
COSY  $40 $60 $80
TOCSY  $50 $70 $100
HSQC  $60 $100 $120
HMBC  $100 $150 $170

Solid State NMR - Please inquire 

Atomic Absorption Analysis

The department is equipped with a Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 800 instrument for metals analysis. There are many Hollow Cathode Lamps (HCL) and Electrodeless Discharge Lamps (EDL) ready for metal ion analyses. They include Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Aluminum, Chromium, Zinc, Lead, Antimony, Cadmium, Selenium, Tin, and Arsenic. Please call Nelson Zhao at (904)620-1962 or by email at nelson.zhao@unf.edu for other metal analyses.

Rates*
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per hour  $40 $60 $80

*minimum charge is 1 hour 

Ultraviolet and Visible Spectroscopy (UV/Vis)

Perkin-Elmer Lambda 35 UV-Visible spectrophotometer can be used to perform quantitation, spectral scans, and kinetic analysis in the ultraviolet (UV) to visible wavelength range (190 - 850 nm).

Rates*
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per hour  $40 $60 $80

*minimum charge is 1 hour 

Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)

Available Instruments:

  • Perkin-Elmer Spectrum BX (with liquid attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory)
  • Perkin-Elmer Spectrum One (with solid attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory)
  • Shimadzu IRAffinity-1 FTIR 
IR Service Rates (per sample)
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per sample  $25 $40 $60

Gas Chromatographic Analysis

Available Instruments:

  • Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 GC with FID 
  • Agilent HP5890 GC with FID/ECD (dual column option)
Rates* (with existing method)
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per hour  $40 $60 $80

*minimum charge is 1 hour 

If method development is required, please contact Nelson Zhao at (904) 620-1962 or by email at nelson.zhao@unf.edu for rates.

Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometric Analysis (GC-MS)

Available Instruments:

  • Varian CP-3800 GC and Saturn 2200 GC/MS system
  • Agilent HP5890 GC and HP5972 MS system
Rates* (with existing method)
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per hour  $40 $60 $80

*minimum charge is 1 hour 

If method development is required, please contact Nelson Zhao at (904) 620-1962 or by email at nelson.zhao@unf.edu for quotes.

Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

Available Instruments:

  • Rigaku Ultima III Powder Diffractometer 
Rates*
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per hour  $40 $60 $80

*minimum charge is 1 hour 

Quanta Master 30 PTI Spectrofluorometer

Available Instruments:

  • Quanta Master 30 PTI Spectrofluorometer with high-power Xe flash lamp 
Rates
  On Campus  Off Campus (academic)  Industry 
Charge per sample  $25 $40 $60

 

Special Requests

For special requests such as NMR data interpretations, analyses requiring the use of several instruments, complex mixture analysis, etc., please contact Nelson Zhao at (904) 620-1962 or by email at nelson.zhao@unf.edu.