Laboratories

The Skrydstrup group, which originally was located at the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University, moved in 2013 just across the street to the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO). The Skrydstrup laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, such as GC-FID, 400 MHz NMR, two gloveboxes, HPLC/semi prep.-HPLC and a solvent purification system. Beneath, you will find pictures of some of the labs, offices and equipment that are part of our group.

 

The Skrydstrup group has access to a Bruker AscendTM 400 NMR apparatus with autosampler just down the hall. Along with the NMR apparatus, two MBraun gloveboxes can be found, used for working with moisture and air sensitive compounds. The gloveboxes are an essential piece of equipment for performing transition metal catalysis.

 

Furthermore, the Skrydstrup group is equipped with two HPLC (with the possibility of using semi prep. columns), a freeze dryer, one centrifuge and a GC-FID.

 

Our laboratories has a great chemical stock, and we have access to even a large chemical collection at the Department of Chemistry. Through our group academic technician, we can order and obtain chemicals on a day-to-day basis. A solvent purification system from MBraun is located in our chemical stock room. Both standard and analytical precision weights are found in all the laboratories. Rotary evaporators are common tools and located in the fumehoods.

 

The Skrydstrup research team has also developed laboratory equipment for performing carbonylation reactions with carbon monoxide releasing molecules, such as COgen and SilaCOgen.  As such, we provide safe and facile methods for the handling of CO applying the COware reactor systems. Below several pictures are shown of the two-chamber systems designed for running these reactions. (Top left to bottom right: 400 mL, 200 mL and 20 mL COware, 30 mL three-chamber system and finally a 100 mL COware).

 

The Skrydstrup lab space consists of one small laboratory possessing 8 fumehoods and a larger laboratory with 14 fumehoods. The laboratories are only 4 years old  and provide a great environment for developing new and exciting chemistry.

 

The Skrydstrup team has access to five offices for accommodating the group members along with various meeting rooms. A local “couch-room” is also available for discussion. And of course, the Skrydstrup group is supplied with a hard-working coffee machine motivating and inspiring PhD and postdoctoral students, as well as undergraduate students associated with the research group!