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Engineering of Molecular NanoSystems (EMNS)

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Discipline: Chemistry and materials

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Societal impact: Environment

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Societal impact: Health

(Code: ULB819)

Skills of the unit :

 Emmission Spectrophotometer
Fluoromax-4 equipped with an injection port, stirrer, and temperature control.
 UV-Vis-NIR Absorption Spectrophotometer
Equipped with a Pelletier Temperature Controller and an Integration Sphere allowing the characterization of low volume liquid samples (150 μl) and solid samples from 200 to 3500 nm.
 Differential Scanning Calorimetry
A nano-DSC III from TA instruments with a 300 μl capillary cell specifically designed to determine the thermal stability and heat capacity of proteins and other macromolecules or macromolecular assemblies (liposomes) in dilute solution.
 Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
Two nano-ITC systems from TA instruments, one ITC 4200 with 1.3 ml removable cells and a Nano-ITC 2G with 1 ml non-removable cells. These systems are ideal for the characterization of intermolecular interactions, from small organic molecules to biological macromolecules, and can be used both with aqueous or organic solutions.
 Dynamic Light Scattering
Malvern Zetasizer Ultra for size (3 angles) and zetapotential measurements.
 High Resolution NMR Spectrometers
The EMNS laboratory has access, via the CIREM, to three High Resolution NMR spectrometers (600, 400 and 300 MHz) equipped with different probes for solution studies.