The laboratory of catalysis is fully equipped for carrying out experiments under strictly controlled atmosphere (argon, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ethylene, hydrogen). Glove boxes, Schlenk glassware, and vacuum/gas manifolds are used for working at atmospheric pressure. A wide range of glass and steel autoclaves are also available to perform reactions under medium or high pressure. Microwave-assisted syntheses can be run using a monomodal microwave reactor equipped with a simultaneous cooling device. Quartz reactors are available for photochemical irradiation.
For separation and analyses, the laboratory owns and maintains one HPLC and eight GC instruments equipped with a variety of chromatographic columns.
The laboratory of catalysis has direct access to major instrumentation provided by the Chemistry Department or fellow laboratories at the University of Liège. Shared facilities include:
- mass spectrometers (ESI-MS, GC-MS, MALDI-TOF, etc) provided by the Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry,
- multinuclear NMR spectrometers (250 MHz, 400 MHz, 500 MHz) provided by the Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (CREMAN),
- physico-chemical polymer analysis equipment (GPC, DSC, TGA, etc) provided by the Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM),
- continuous-flow reactors with in-line, real-time IR analysis module provided by the Center for Integrated Technology and Organic Synthesis (CITOS).