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. 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. 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 carbonylation reactions with carbon monoxide releasing molecules, such as COgen and SilaCOgen. As such, we provide safe and facile method 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. The Skrydstrup lab space consists of one small laboratory possessing 8 fumehoods and a larger laboratory with 14 fumehoods. The laboratories are only 5 years old and provide a great environment for developing new and exciting chemistry. Finally, 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 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!