Chemical Instrumentation Center

The Chemical Instrumentation Center (CIC) is a core facility in the Department of Chemistry at Boston University that offers analytical instrumentation and services to scientists both within and outside of BU.The Center is available to users on a 24/7 open-access basis upon completion of instrument training. Instrumentation in the facility includes AA, CD, DSC, EPR, Fluorescence, FT-IR, GC-MS, HPLC, LC/MS, NMR, MALDI-TOF, UV-Vis, Polarimetry, SPR and X-ray Crystallography.

The CIC’s objectives are to:

  • Train postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in instrument use
  • Facilitate in the design and execution of experiments
  • Assist in data analysis and interpretation

The CIC has in-house experts in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, X-ray Crystallography and other instrumentation. These instrumentation specialists provide extensive hands-on training to all BU users, and they are available for consultation to clients outside of BU as well.

The CIC is a 5,500 square foot facility located in the basement of the Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering building on the Charles River Campus. Located next to Kenmore Square, it is easily accessible by public transportation and the BU shuttle service.

Our business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Us for more information.