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Workshop Dates

Elementary & Middle School Teachers
May 1-2, 2003

High School Teachers
April 25-27, 2003

High School / Community College / College / University Faculty

Organic Chemistry
June 23-25, 2003

General Chemistry & Advanced General
June 30 -July 2, 2003

Inorganic & Industrial & General
August 11-13, 2002



For more information on any of our workshops, please contact us.


What We Do | Microscale Kits and Equipment | Conversion Costs

What We Do

Research and Develop New Techniques

We carry out research to develop new laboratory techniques, reactions and equipment for use at the microscale level to implement the P2 (pollution prevention) philosophy through waste reductions at the source. Most recently, new techniques for micro-titrations, physical property measurement, and electrochemical remediation of pollutants have been developed. Visiting scientists also come to the center to work on these projects.

Offer Training

We offer hands-on workshops in Microscale Chemistry. Every year, we offer two 2-day workshops for elementary school science teachers, four 3-day workshops for high school chemistry teachers, and three 5-day workshops for college and university faculty and Industrial Chemists in Analytical, General, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. These are held in our facility in North Andover, Mass. We also offer an average of 10 workshops at other sites around the world.

We will travel to your location to offer lectures, workshops or demonstrations. We assist other academic, industrial and government laboratories through conversions and startup to establish microscale laboratories.

Disseminate Information

We "spread the word" about microscale chemistry in many ways. For example, we publish laboratory textbooks and journal articles on a regular basis. We have presented talks and papers at more that 100 national and international scientific meetings. A mailing list is maintained on the Internet, as is this Webserver.

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Microscale Kits and Equipment

Organic/inorganic Kit with O-Ring-Screw Cap Joints (14/10) (Ace Glass, Basic Kit II)

1. Conical Vial, 5 mL - 1
2. Conical Vial, 3 mL - 1
3. Round bottom Flask 10 mL - 1
4. Air Condenser - 1
5. Water Jacketed Condenser - 1
6. Claisen Head - 1
7. Craig Tube with Teflon Plug - 1
8. Drying Tube - 1
9. Gas Delivery Tube - 1
10. Mag. Stir. Vane - 1
11. Hickman-Hinkle still Head - 1
12. Spinning Band (short) - 1
13. GC Collection Tube - 1
14. Micro Spatula - 1

Approximate cost : $150.00 per kit

General Chemistry Kit for Microscale Laboratory

1. Beaker 10 mL - 2
2. Beaker 25 mL - 1
3. Erlenmeyer Flask 10 mL - 2
4. Erlenmeyer Flask 25 mL - 1
5. Filtration Flask 25 mL - 1
6. Hirsch Funnel - 1
7. Grad. Cylinder 10 mL - 1
8. Micro-crucibles 5 mL - 3
9. Test Tubes 10 x 75 mm - 5
10. Test Tubes 6 x 55 mm - 2
11. Barel Pipet (large) - 1
12. Barel Pipet (small) - 1
13. Rubber bulb - 1
14. Winthrobe tube - 1
15. Adapter, Hirsch Funnel - 1
16. Syringe 1 mL - 1
17. Syringe 10 mL fpr Microburets - 2
18. Graduated Pipets 2 mL for Microburets - 2
19. Tygon Tubing for the Mircoburet - 2
20. Pipet Tips (yellow)for the Microburet - 2
21. Volumetric Flask 10 mL - 1
22. Watch Glass (Micro) - 1
23. Micro Funnel - 1
24. Micro Glass Rod - 1
25. Spot Plate - 1
26. Glass Plates - 1

27. Micro Periodic Table (laminated) - 1
28. Clay Tile - 1
29. Micro Stir Bars - 4
30. Micro Electrolysis Set-up - 1
31. Gas Measuring Tube calibrated in 0.1 mL- 1
32. 10 mL Round Bot. Flask - 1
33. Reflux Condenser - 1
34. Hickman Still - 1
35. Drying tube - 1

Approximate Cost: $100 per kit.

Bold type items are special items which may be included for AP level chemistry at an additional cost.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mono M. Singh, Executive Director
NMC2, Merrimack College
No. Andover, MA 01845
Tel: 978.837.5137/5393, Fax : 978.837.5017
email: monomohan.singh@merrimack.edu

Or write to
63 Lynwood Lane, Manchester, NH 03109
Tel: 603.641.2813.

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Conversion costs to Microscale

Conversion to a microscale chemistry laboratory program in organic and/or inorganic and general chemistry requires an initial outlay of funds. An important factor in funding the conversion of chemistry programs to the microscale level is the large savings in operational expenses for laboratories due to decreased chemical, glassware, insurance, storage, energy and waste disposal costs. The expense for equipping one laboratory which is used for several sections is shown below. It is assumed that the laboratory is already fitted with regular laboratory items such as iron mongary and modern instruments such as GC, IR, NMR etc.

Organic/Inorganic Laboratory with 20 students per section
Glassware (1 kit/student) @ $150.00/kit - $3,000.00
Micro Balances (4) - $4,000.00
Auto. Delivery Pipets (4) - $800.00
Melting Point Appar. (2) - $4,000.00
Mag. Stir. Hot Plates (20) - $6,000.00
Other Glassware* - $1,000.00
TOTAL - $18,800.00

General Chemistry Laboratory with 20 students per section
Glassware (1 kit/2 student) @ $100.00/kit - $1,000.00
Micro Balances (4) - $4,000.00
Auto. Delivery Pipets (4) - $800.00
Melting Point Appar. (2) - $4,000.00
Mag Stir Hot Plates (10) - $3,000.00
Other Glass-ware* - $1,000.00
TOTAL - $14,600

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