DuongLab

Instruments

DuongLab's affiliation with UQTR and IRH gives us access to state-of-the-art equipment extremely important for the characterization or synthesis of organic, inorganic or organometallic materials.

X-ray diffractometer

The device is used to characterize materials by crystallography. It is possible to accurately determine the planes of a repeated and periodic structure present in materials. DuongLab uses it to determine the structure of the materials we prepare. 

Infrared spectroscopy

With our experience in organic chemistry, the DuongLab’s members have great skills in infrared characterization. This technique, widely used in the scientific community, is essential for all chemistry laboratories.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) devices are as essential as infrared spectroscopy. The facilities make it possible to characterize by drawing up the NMR spectrum of carbon, hydrogen, fluorine, phosphorus or nitrogen. The technique makes it possible to confirm the formula of the synthesized materials.

Surface area - ASAP 2020

Accelerated Surface Are and Porosimetry System (ASAP 2020) is the newest surface area analyzer so far with various functions suitable for multi purposes. Our materials are strongly applicable for gas separation and storage such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas. Therefore, ASAP 2020 is critical for our research.  

Solvothermal or hydrothermal synthesis

Having developed expertise in the preparation of COFs, the members of DuongLab have access to the facilities necessary for solvothermal or hydrothermal synthesis. The great efficiency of this synthesis technique in the preparation of COFs makes it essential. The DuongLab facilities allow it to efficiently prepare these syntheses in an anhydrous medium and under an inert atmosphere.

Purification

Using suitable instruments, it is possible to purify a mixture of different solid products at room temperature by sublimating them under reduced pressure. The technique requires careful monitoring and extensive installations. DuongLab has often used this technique to purify products in the synthesis producing unwanted side products and having the same solubility.

Cyclic voltammetry

In the development of functional and exploitable materials for energy applications, it is important to be able to measure the conductivity of these materials. The device measures the conductivity of materials as a function of the area. The members of DuongLab acquired the device and its operation quickly became an important issue for the research group in the quality of the analyzes performed.

Thermalgravimetric analysis (TGA)

Thermagravimetric analysis (TGA) is a technique in which the mass of material is monitored over time while the temperature is changing. The result provides us information about physical phenomena such as adsorption, desorption as well as chemical properties including chemical decomposition, and solid-gas reaction (for instance, oxidation or reduction). At DuongLab, thermalgravimetric analyzer plays an important role in characterization of our material.

We also do analytical services widely. If you have samples need to be characterized, don't hesitate to contact us!