Main Instruments and Facilities

Department of Chemistry at Tallinn University of Technology is well-resourced with a wide range of state-of-the-art instruments and facilities. A major grant by Enterprise Estonia provided comprehensive support to increase the Departments capability of RD activities.

I. Computer systems and main programs

  • computer cluster 16 x dual-core AMD64
  • computer cluster 11 x dual Xeon
  • computer cluster 168 core, 10TB (AMD64)
  • software:
    - for chemical modeling (Gaussian 98, Alchemy 2000, CS Chem3D, Turbomole, Gamess, Tinker, Mopac, VASP, Mathematica, QSAR/QSPR)
    - for automation and computerization (LABVIEW)
    - for NMR spectra analysis (Mestre)
    - for processing of experimental data (MATLAB 5.0)
    - GaussView 5 Site Lic x86_64/LX

    II. Equipment for laboratory processes

  • autoclaves
  • refrigerators -70 and -85°C
  • supercritical CO2 extraction facilities
  • facilities for biochemistry and molecular biology
  • laboratory inert gas systems
  • ultra, high-speed, micro, and various other centrifuges
  • various types of facilities for fractionation and distillation
  • microreactor-capillary electrophoresis systems for monitoring of (bio)processes

    III. Analytical instruments

  • X-ray difractometer
  • NMR spectrometer (400 MHz)
  • FT IR spectrophotometer
  • ESI Q-TOF mass spectrometer
  • gas chromatography mass spectrometry
  • liquid chromatography ion trap mass spectrometry
  • UV-visible spectrophotometers
  • CD-spectrometer TENSOR
  • atomic emission and absorption (flame and graphite furnace) spectrometers
  • capillary electrophoresis (UV/visible spectrophotometry, photodiode array, contactless conductivity detection)
  • portable capillary electrophoresis analyzer
  • high performance liquid chromatography (UV/visible, photodiode array detection; also chiral columns),
  • gas chromatography (packed and capillary, inc chiral columns)
  • elemental analysers: H, C, N, S
  • liquid scintillation counter
  • microcalorimeter
  • respirometric instrumentations (Oxitop)
  • automatic methane potential test system
  • (new) validate