Chemistry Department


Research Instrumentation at Chemistry Department


Dr. Samuel P Hernández Rivera (samuel.hernandez3@upr.edu)

VIS Confocal Raman Microspectrometer, Renishaw, InVia-1, 405, 447, 532 nm, Q-027B

NIR-VIS Confocal Raman Microspectrometer, Renishaw, InVia-2, 561, 660, 785 nm, Q-027B

VIS-NIR Confocal Raman Microspectrom, Renishaw,  RM1000/2000, 532, 785 nm, Q-040

UV-VIS Confocal Raman Microspectrometer, J/Y-Horiba, HR-LABRAM, Q-27

UV-VIS Triple Raman Spectrometer, J/Y-Horiba, T64000, Q-040

FIR-MIR-NIR FTIR, Bruker Optics, IFS-66/V, vacuum bench; Macro/Micro, Q-040

Bench MIR interferometer, Vector 22, Bruker Optics, Q-040

Open Path Telescope Based MIR interferometer, EM27, Bruker Optics, Q-040

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer, Varian Cary 5000, 190-3300 nm, Q-027B, equipped w. diffuse reflectance accessory

Agilent HPLC 1100 (2 units), Q-048

Agilent GC 6998 (2 units), Q-048

Home built VIS Raman Telescope, Q-027

QCL spectrometer LaserScan, Block Engineering, 1000-1600 cm-1, Q-027

QCL spectrometer LaserScan, Block Engineering, 800-1430 cm-1, Q-027

High Power QCL laser system, Pranalytica, NI Data Acquisition, 1000-1600 cm-1, Q-040

CO2 Laser Based Thermal Emission Remote Detection System Home built, Q-040

Nd:YAG laser, Quanta Ray 290-Pro, 3 J, Spectra-Physics/Newport, Lines @ 1064, 532, 355, 266 nm

Nd:YAG laser, INDI-40, 450 mJ, Spectra-Physics/Newport, Lines @ 1064, 532, 355, 266 nm

Thermal Inkjet 3-axes printing systems (2 units), ImTech Corp., Q-040

Spin Coating System, Specialty Coatings, Q-040

NT-MDT Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)/Confocal Raman  Q-027A

Normal Raman, SERS, TERS/Fluorescence/Luminescence point spectroscopy & chemical imaging morphology/spectroscopy with two sensing configurations:

  • upright microscope, for opaque samples
  • inverted microscope, for transparent samples (including cellular systems)
  • Raman excitation: 532, 632, 785 nm
  • Fluorescence excitation: 405, 445, 532 nm laser diodes


Dr. Juan López-Garriga (juan.lopez16@upr.edu)

Raman Spectrometer

UV-Vis Spectrometer

FT-IR Spectrometer

Millisecond Stopped-flow,  

Nanosecond flash photolysis,

FPLCAtka Purifier

Crystallization System with cryogenic capabilities


Dr. Enrique Meléndez (enrique.melendez@upr.edu)

LABCONO Vertical Bench with Laminar Flow (Laminar hood)

Jasco Circular Dischroism Polarimeter J-810

FPLC AKTAPURIFIER 10 with auto sample

Shimadzu Spectrofluorophotometer RF-5301 PC

Refrigerated Eppendorf Centrifuge 5804R

CV-50W Voltammetric Analyzer

MBRAUN Unilab Anaerobic Chamber

 -80° C So-Low Ultralow freezer

Thermo Scientific Form Direct CO2 incubator

Inverted Microscope BINOC AE20

Lyophilizer FREEZEONE 1


Dr. Elsie Parés (elsie.pares@upr.edu)

Labconco Laminar Hoods

Fisher water jacketed CO2 incubator

Bio‐Rad Electroporator

Bio‐Rad Trans‐Blot system


Eppendorf PCR machine

Leica CME microscope

IEC Centra CL3‐R centrifuge

Two microcentrifuges;

Two upright ‐20°C freezers

Explosion‐proof hood

Labconco incubating shaker

Gel dryer and pump

Small autoclave machine

Dry and Drybath incubators

Microwave machine

Boekel Microcooler II Benchtop Refrigerated bath


Dr. Felix Román (felixr.roman@upr.edu)

ICP MS 7500 CE

ICP MS 7500a

HPLC Waters 2487, 2414

HPLC  Agilent 1200 ALS, FDL, ELSD

HPLC  Agilent 1100 DAD-MS

HPLC Agilent 1100 VWD-ICP

HPLC Agilent 1200 DAD

MS Bruker esquire 6000MS

MS Perkin Elmer Optima 2000 DV

Incubator Sanyo DTB1-09 MIR-254(Big)

Incubator Thermo Thelco Laboratory (small)

Centrifuge 5430 Eppendorf

Dynamic Centrifuge

Centrifuge Thermo CL2

Microwaves Mars 6

Microwaves Mars X press

Autoclave SK100C

Freezer Revco -40 C


Dr. Rodolfo Romañach (rodolfoj.romanach@upr.edu)

SyNIRgi Chemical Imaging system 1200 – 2450 nm.

Kaiser RXN-1 RA- 785 Raman spectrometer equipped with non-contact and immersion probes for reaction monitoring is also available

MPA™ (Multipurpose Analyzer) from Bruker Optics, which is capable of obtaining near infrared transmission spectra for tablets.

 Matrix FT-NIR system from Bruker Optics. 

Two Control Development Inc diode array spectrographs capable of performing fast real time process measurements (every 180 – 230 milliseconds).

Olympus CX-31 Polarized light microscope equipped with a photographic system.

Unscrambler X Process Pulse.

870 Karl Fischer Titrino Plus system.


Dr. Carmen Vega (carmenamaralis.vega@upr.edu)

CV-50W Voltammetric Analyzer



Departamental Facilities

Lab Q-030, NMR Facility:  aMultinuclear 500 MHz Bruker NMR equipped with a QXI and BBO probes and four frequency channels. Contact: Dr. Enrique Meléndez (enrique.melendez@upr.edu) / Mrs. Aracelis Cardona (aracelis.cardona@upr.edu).

Lab Q-025, X-RAY Facility: Bruker X8 Prospector Ultra with APEXII CCD, a 3-axis goniostat, Quazar TM Montel Multilayer optics and incoatec microfocus Copper source, coupled to a Cryostream 700 LT apparatus. Contact: Dr. Jorge Ríos Steiner (jorge.rios2@upr.edu).

Lab Q-014, Computational Facility: Linux cluster (OpenSuse Leap 42.1): Dell PowerVault MD1000, Dell Poweredge computer nodes running: Gaussian09, OpenMPI, Gromacs, Namd, Vina, etc. Contact: Dr. Alberto Santana (alberto.santana@upr.edu).