Director: Michelle C. Neary, PhD
The mission of the CUNY X-Ray Crystallography facility is to perform X-ray diffraction on single crystals for the structure determination of small molecules. It is the ultimate method for definitive determination of molecular structures at the atomic level for both organic and inorganic compounds. Its uses range from simple identification of compounds to various configuration and conformational studies.
- Unit-cell determination
- Data collection
- Structure determination
- Publication support
The facility is open for submissions by members of Hunter's Department of Chemistry and those from other CUNY departments as well as outside parties. For more information or the submission of crystals for analysis, please contact the facility director.
Bruker Kappa X8 Apex II System
The X-ray crystallography experiments are performed with a Bruker Kappa X8 Apex II diffractometer. The X-rays are generated from a molybdenum source. A Mo source is particularly well-suited for inorganic compounds containing heavy atoms to minimize absorption-correction errors, though the structures of lighter organic compounds can also be readily determined.