The Skrydstrup group was founded at the Chemistry Department at Aaurhus University, but moved to new buildings and laboratories at the iNANO center at Aarhus University in the beginning of 2012. The Skrydstrup laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment such as GC-FID, NMR, two gloveboxes, HPLC/semi prep.-HPLC, SPS, COware and MS access. Beneath is shown picture of the various rooms and equipment currently used by the Skrydstrup group.
The Skrydstrup group has access to a state of the art Bruker AscendTM 400 NMR apparatuswith autosampler. This machine provides fast and high quality spectra in a matter of minutes, making screening chemistry an everyday easy task. In the same room as the NMR apparatus is found the Skydstrup groups two gloveboxes which are used for working with moisture and air sentisive reactions and compounds. The gloveboxes are an essentiel piece of equipement for developing fast and efficient transition metal catalysis.
Furthermore the Skrydstrup group fitted with two HPLC (with the possibility of using semi prep. columns), freeze dryer, centrifuge and GC-FID. These machines makes it possible to quickly analyze and follow various reaction. Furthermore, the HPLC are used for the analysis of peptide synthesized compounds and optimization and development of faster and more efficient HPLC methods.
The laboratories are also supplied with a local storage of various chemicals available for usage right away. Access to the huge chemical storage at the Department of Chemistry is also possible when bulk amounts or other materials are required. The chemical storage is run by the local technician and orders and delivery’s are conducted on a day to day basis. A SPS for obtaining dry solvents can also be found at the local chemical storage for getting anhydrous solvents. Both standard and analytic weights are found in the laboratories. Rotary evaporators are common tools and maintained for high performance.
Besides having a variety of different equipment the Skrydstrup group has developed new laboratory equipment for carbonylation reactions with the developed carbon monoxide relasing COgen and SilaCOgen – to safe and easy methods for safe handling of CO with the COware systems. Below are shown pictures of the two-chamber systems developed in the Skrydstrup group for carbonylation chemistry. (Top left to buttom right: 400 mL COware, 200 mL COware, 20 mL COware, 30 mL three-chamber system and 100 mL COware).
The Skydstrup laboratories consist of very new and modern facilities spanning a small laboratory of two small and six large fumehoods and a larger laboratory consisting of four small and ten large fumehoods. The laboratories are state of the art considering both safety and working environment, delivering a great places for developing new and exciting chemistry. Below are shown various pictures from the Skrydstrup laboratories.
The Skrydstrup also have access to four-table offices and various meeting rooms. A local “couch-room” are also available for discussing new ideas for projects and providing a motivating and creative atmosphere. And of course the Skrydstrup group are supplied with a hard working coffee machine motivating and inspiring students, PhD’s and PostDoc’s.