The Skrydstrup group, which was originally located at the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University, moved just across the street to the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) in 2013. The Skrydstrup group has half a hallway consisting of labs on one side and office spaces on the other side. Furthermore, the area belonging to the Skrydstrup group is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Skrydstrup group has access to a Bruker AscendTM 400 NMR apparatus with autosampler, an Agilant GC-MS, columning machines and two MBraun gloveboxes, used for working with moisture and air sensitive compounds and reactions. The gloveboxes are an essential piece of equipment for performing transition metal catalysis. Our laboratories have a great chemical stock, and we have access to an even larger chemical collection at the Department of Chemistry. 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 are located in the fumehoods. The Skrydstrup research team have also developed laboratory equipment for performing reactions with ex situ generated gasses, such as CO, HCN and H2. As such, we provide a safe and facile method for the handling of gasses applying the COware reactor systems. The Skrydstrup lab space consists of one small laboratory possessing 8 fumehoods and a larger laboratory with 14 fumehoods. The laboratories are quite new and provide a great environment for developing new and exciting chemistry. Finally, the Skrydstrup team has access to five big offices for accommodating the group members along with various meeting rooms. A local “couch-room” is also available for chemical discussions. 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!