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Centre for Chemical Analysis, Research and Training (C-CART)

C-CART provides research support, training and chemical analysis services, to undergraduate and graduate students, university researchers, government agencies and private sector R&D companies. The instruments associated with C-CART are grouped into five service areas: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-Ray Crystallography (XRD), Mass Spectrometry, Materials Characterization and Optical Spectroscopy.

NMR Spectroscopy

Solution-, solid-state and micro-imaging facility. We provide training for users as well as technical support. Samples can also be submitted to our staff by infrequent internal or external users.

X-Ray Crystallography

Single crystal small molecule X-ray crystallography facility. Samples are submitted to our staff crystallographer. Data collection, structure solution, refinement and access to the Cambridge Structural Database are available.

Mass Spectrometry

The mass spectrometry facility houses five instruments designed to provide users with a choice of options to accommodate a broad range of analytical requirements. Training is provided on all instruments with the exception of the High Resolution MS (Waters)

Materials Characterization

The Materials Characterization facility comprises a suite of instruments that are that can analyze composite, biological and polymeric materials, in addition to pure compounds.

Optical Spectroscopy

The Chemical Dynamics Laboratory for Fast Kinetics Research provides spectroscopic analysis of solution- and solid-phase samples using UV-Visible absorbance, steady-state and sub-nanosecond time-resolved fluorescence, and nanosecond transient absorbance measurements.