Spencer Chemistry Building

5009 Rockhill Road, Suite 233

Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Phone: (816) 235-2273

Fax: (816) 235-5502

Chemistry offers programs of study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and master of science degrees, and participates in UMKC’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. To the extent that each program is flexible (see degree requirements), it is possible to specialize at the graduate level in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical or polymer chemistry.

Research facilities and Laboratories

Major Instrumentation

  • Varian Inova 400 MHz NMR spectrometer.
  • Bruker 250 MHz NMR spectrometer with solid state probe.
  • IBM 200 Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer.
  • AA and ICP-AA spectrophotometers.
  • CARY-1 UV-Visible dual beam spectrophotometer.
  • Cambridge Structural Database Subscription (Van Horn).
  • Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy Lab (Durig).
  • Positron Annihilation and Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Lab (Van Horn).
  • ABI Pioneer peptide synthesizer.
  • Sprint BioCad liquid chromatography system.
  • Finnigan MAT Double Focusing mass spectrometer.

Research Instrumentation

  • Ocean Optics UV-Vis-NIR and other UV-Visible spectrophotometers.
  • Metrohm Titrando system with "PC Control" software.
  • BAS Epsilon electrochemistry apparatus (Peng).
  • Shimadzu HPLC (Van Horn).
  • Shimadzu RF-5301PC Fluorescence spectrophotometer.
  • Perkin Elmer Polarimeter (Buszek).

Support Facilities

  • Chemical Stores.

On Campus Resources

  • Jasco J-710 Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter.
  • Varian 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer (Laity).
  • ESI-mass spectrometer and Triple-Quad LC-ESI MS with nanospray adaptor (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences).
  • Machine Shop (Department of Physics).

Computer facilities include UMKC's Academic Research servers using HP's Itanium technology and numerous personal computers located in Spencer Hall and Flarsheim Hall for teaching and research purposes. A computational research laboratory is also housed in the department with a number of high-speed workstations and modern software.