Charles Merrill Hall

Facilities and Instrumentation

First opened in 1953, Charles Merrill Hall (above, left), is home to the Department of Chemistry as well as the Morehouse College Makerspace.  Completely renovated in 2002, Merrill Hall houses multiple classrooms, modern teaching and research laboratories, a 100-seat lecture hall, Henderson Lounge, and the W. M. Keck Biochemistry Laboratory, a space for undergraduate teaching and research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Instrumentation housed in Merrill Hall includes:

  • Anasazi EFT-60 (60 MHz) high field permanent magnet based nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • Agilent 1100 Series HPLC with binary pump and variable wavelength detector
  • BeckmanCoulter DU530 Life Science UV/Vis Spectrophotometers
  • HP 6890 Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer w/ autosampler
  • Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 400 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer w/ HGA 900 Graphite Furnace
  • Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 Series Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum One Series FT-IR Spectrometer

In addition to the instrumentation above, students and faculty alike enjoy routine use of the newly established (since 2009) Joint Morehouse College – Clark Atlanta University Magnetic Resonance Facility (MCMRF) which boasts the following state-of-the-art instrumentation:

  • Bruker AVANCE III 500 MHz NMR spectrometer with Level I solids support
  • Bruker INOVA 400 MHz NMR spectrometer w/ DPS controller