Lab

The Xiao lab consists of two wet chemistry labs and one instrument room. The wet labs are outfitted for both routine and air/moisture-free chemical synthesis. We have three gloveboxes (one double and two single boxes), a solvent purification system, rotary evaporator, synthesis ovens, muffle furnace, and eight fume hoods with custom Schlenk lines. On the characterization side, we have state-of-the-art gas sorption equipment, a thermogravimetric analyzer, and a polarized light microscope equipped with a variable temperature hot stage. In addition to shared facilities in the Dept. of Chemistry, we also take advantage of instrumentation in the Molecular Analysis Facility and the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.