Equipment installation at Can Tho Univerity

CTU has identified six courses which are newly developed and upgraded including Biomedical materials; Bioinorganic chemistry; Molecular and material modelling; Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs; Nano structured materials and Physics of Thin Films. To support the teaching and learning activities of these courses and also other courses related to Chemistry and Physics, 21 different equipment items have been installed on June 2nd 2020 at the Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, Can Tho University (CTU). Around 100 students of Bachelor programs in Chemistry and Physics are main beneficiaries of the equipment on a yearly basis. In addition, these equipments are also used to support research activities of both Bsc and Msc students for their graduation thesis or for conducting university-level research projects in which they are the principal investors. Every year, CTU funds about 5 university level research projects for groups of students in the field of Chemistry and Physics.

Table 1. List of the installed equipments at CTU

Order Name of Equipments Specifications

Quantity

Courses using Equipment
1 Absorbance Reader Model: ELx808IU
Manufacturer: Biotek – USA
1 Modern analytical methods, Bioinorganic chemistry,  Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds, Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs
2 Mini-Centrifuges Model: D1008
Manufacturer: Scilogex – USA
Oringin: China
2 Modern analytical methods, Bioinorganic chemistry
3 Heating baths Model: BW3-10G
Manufacturer: Jeiotech – Korea
1 Modern analytical methods, Bioinorganic chemistry
4 Muffle Furnaces with Flap Door Model: L9/11/B410
Manufacturer: Naberthem – Germany
1 Biomaterial materials, Nano structured materials
5 Melting-point Apparatus with Microscope Model: INE-X-4
Manufacturer: MRClab – USA
1 Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
6 Rotavapor Model: R 100
Manufacturer: Buchi – Switzerland
Origin: India
1 Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
7 pH meter Model: C1020P
Manufacturer: Consort – Belgium
2 Modern analytical methods, Bioinorganic chemistry, Biomedical materials
8 Conductivity meter Model: C1020K
Manufacturer: Consort – Belgium
1 Modern analytical methods
9 Ultrasonic cleaning unit Model: S 100 (H)
Manufacturer: Elmasonic – Germany
1 Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
10 Digital Linear Shaker Model: SK-L330-Pro
Manufacturer: Scilogex – USA
Origin: China
1 Modern analytical methods, Bioinorganic chemistry, Biomedical materials
11 Oven Model: ON-02G
Manufacturer: Jeiotech – Korea
1 Modern analytical methods, Bioinorganic chemistry, Biomedical materials
12 Analytical blance (internal adjust weight) Model: ABJ 220-4NM
Manufacturer: Kern – Germany
1 Modern analytical methods and Bioinorganic chemistry, Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
13 Moisture analyzer Model: DAB 100-31008
Manufacturer: Kern-Germany
Oringin: China
1 Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
14 Benchtop Centrifuges Model: Z206A, Hermle, Germany 1 Modern analytical methods and Bioinorganic chemistry, Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
15 Vortex Mixer Model: MX – S
Manufacturer: Scilogex –USA
Origin: China
3 Modern analytical methods and Bioinorganic chemistry, Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
16 Heidolph™ Radleys Heat-On Multi-Well Packages Magnetic Stirrer
Model: Heidolph Mr Hei- Standard
Manufacturer: Heidolph – Germany
1 Modern analytical methods and Bioinorganic chemistry, Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry.
17 Heater for 2000 ml flask; Glass Distillation Apparatus Heater for 2000 ml flask
Made in China
1 Modern analytical methods ,Design, discovery and synthesis of rational drugs, Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Techniques for extraction and isolation of natural compounds
18 UV-Vis absorption spectrophotometer Model: V730, Jasco, Japan 1 Practice of Spectroscopy and Practice of materials manufacturing and technology
19 Magnetic stirrer Scilogex_USA; Model:  MS7-H550-Pro; Origin: China 6 Practice of materials manufacturing and technology
20 pH Meter Model: pH Sension+PH 3; Hach-USA; Origin: China 1 Practice of materials manufacturing and technology
21 2-Digit analytical balance Model: KB3600-2N; Manufacturer: Kern-Germany 4 Practice of Spectroscopy and Practice of materials manufacturing and technology

With the equipments supported by MOMA, Department of Physics is gradually improving and upgrading the courses including Materials Manufacturing and Technology (TN281), Spectroscopy and Application (TN284) and Spectroscopy Practice (TN285) of the Engineering Physics program, eg. UV-Vis-730 absorption spectrophotometer is in Laboratory of Applied Physics. It is used for teaching subjects of Spectroscopy and Application (TN284) and Spectroscopy Practice (TN 285). After studying the basic UV-Vis theory, concepts and application in classes, students have a chance to use UV-Vis-730 spectrophotometer for qualitative and quantitative analysis such as analyzing the spectrum and determining the metal concentration. Moreover, UV-Vis-730 absorption spectrophotometer is also used to analyze samples for researches in the fields of materials and environment.

Four magnetic stirrers, a pH meter and a 4-digit analytical balance are arranged in the Laboratory of Applied Physics 2 which are used for teaching practical subject of Materials Manufacturing and Technology (TN281). Especially, these are also important equipments for teaching the synthesis materials process.

Students use pH meter and analytical balance in class of practice of materials manufacturing and technology