The group has a wide range of research and support facilities available in-house to researchers. Part of these facilities is located within the laboratories of the CTQC and URV and additional equipment is available from the Servei de Recursos Cientificos of the URV.
In order to reach our objectives, our group considers that investments in state-of-the-art research equipment and in motivated and committed researchers is of crucial importance.


Chemicals storage and purification

High Pressure reaction system
chemical storage High Pressure reaction systems

MBraun SPS800 solvent purification system.
Siemens Ultra Clear water purification.
2 MBraun glove boxes (one with solvent access) for inert -atmosphere manipulations.
Karl Fischer water determination analyzer.

Our group possesses various batch-type autoclaves in which up to 5 reactions can be performed simultaneously. Some of these instruments are equipped online with GCMS facilities, gas pressure and gas and liquid sampling, etc., to study kinetics and to analyze online the products generated.



In situ characterization

Analytical methods
In situ characterization
Analytical methods

Low and high pressure spectroscopic tools available in our group
NMR tubes with young’s tap (up to 3 bar pressure)
HP sapphire NMR tubes (5 and 10 mm) (up to 100 bar pressure)
Autoclave equipped with HP-IR cell (up to 100 bar pressure)

Bruker EQUINOX55 Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
Unit for gas chromatography coupled to mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), online with two high pressure reactors.
Agilent 1260 Infinity high pressure liquid chromatograph (HPLC).
3 gas chromatographs with flame ionization detectors (GC-FID).




Additional research resources


Our group also has access to a research and scientific resources facility managed by the university Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona wich provides expertise in the analyses summarized below:

  • Organic elemental analysis.
  • Mass spectrometry.
  • Atomic absorption.
  • Gas chromatography-coupled mass spectrometry.
  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (TOFF).
  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (MS/MS) triple quadrupole.
  • Mass spectrometry MALDI TOF.
  • Infrared spectrometry.
  • Real-time PCR.
  • Automatic DNA sequencing.
  • X-ray diffraction.
  • Thermogravimetric analysis.
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM).
  • Confocal laser scanning microscopy.
  • Environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM).
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
  • Cleanroom.
  • Raman microscopy FT-IR.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
  • Milling machine.
  • Saw.
  • Lathe.
  • Column drill.
  • Laboratory waste management.
  • Metabolomics platform.

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