Westcott Research Laboratory

Research Facility



Westcott Research Laboratory
Mount Allison University
Sackville
New Brunswick (NB)

Our research program focuses on the development of new catalytic and non-catalytic methods of preparing potentially bioactive boron and gallium compounds.  Our team has had the privilege of working with many talented undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates.  Students receive proficient training in inorganic, organic, and organometallic chemistry as well as in a variety of experimental methods.  Collaborations have been established whereby students spend time with other research groups gaining further experience with a number of different techniques.  We have published 147 papers with 158 different undergraduate authors as of September 2018 and helped send 103 students to graduate school.  We are able to provide students with high-caliber research and training that enable them to advance their careers and become useful contributors to the future of Canadian science, medicine, and technology.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Education
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment

Contacts



Stephen Westcott
swestcott@mta.ca
5063642351
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Green Boron Chemistry
Christopher Vogels
5063642351
Research Associate

Equipment



Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
Nanalysis Corporation
NMReady-60PRO

60 MHz Benchtop NMR, able to observe 1H and 11B nuclei

2017

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
Nanalysis Corporation
NMReady-60PRO

60 MHz Benchtop NMR, able to run 1H and 31P nuclei

2017

Microwave synthesizer
CEM Corporation
Discover SP

Chemic synthesis: volumes from 5 mL to 30 mL

2012

Microwave synthesizer
Anton Paar Inc.
Monowave 400

Chemical synthesis: autosampler can handle 16 x 10 mL vessels and 8 x 30 mL vessels

2017

Microwave synthesizer
Anton Paar Inc.
Monowave 200

Chemical synthesis: volumes from 5 mL to 30 mL

2018

Inert atmosphere glovebox workstation
MBraun Inc.
UNIlab Pro

Carry out inert atmosphere chemistry: single user, -30oC freezer

1997

Inert atmosphere glovebox workstation
MBraun Inc.
LABmaster Pro

Conduct inert atmosphere chemistry: single user, -30oC freezer, cold well

2006

Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Nicolet iS5

Measure bond stretching and bending energies: spectra are collected in attenuated total reflections (ATR) mode using a 2mm single bounce diamond

2012

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
JEOL
ECS-400 MHz

Collect NMR data: low-temperature capabilities with multinuclear probes

2011

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
Varian
MercuryPlus 200 MHz

Collecting proton and carbon NMR data at room temperature: solaris 9 operation environment

2000

Date submitted: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 10:31 AM
Date updated: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 10:37 AM

2018-08-22T10:37:37+00:00