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Analytical Devices

Schaubild Homogeneous Catalysis

Gas Chromatography

Auto-sampling devices:

  • HP (FID/WLD)
  • Agilent (FID/WLD/MSD)
  • Shimadzu ( FID/MSD)

We use it for:

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of miscellaneous organic substances (polar/apolar/chiral) and gases
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High Performance Liquid Chromatography


  • VWR/Hitachi

We use it for:

  • Preparation, separation, identification and quantification of non-volatile substances
  • Operation as two separate systems or continuous variation of mixing ratios of solvents
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High Resolution Mass Spectroscopy


  • Bruker „compact QTOF“ with ESI source in the chemical department of TU Dortmund

We use it for:

  • Characterization of novel products

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry


  • Thermo Elemental IRIS Intrepid

We use it for:

  • Determination of catalyst leaching
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Infrared spectroscopy


  • Bruker Vertex 70 (transmittance spectrum)
  • Mettler Toledo ReactIR 15 (attenuated total reflexion IR probe)

We use it for:

  • In-situ analysis
  • Real-time analysis
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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


  • Bruker Corp. DRX300, DRX400 and DRX500 or ARX300 devices in the chemical department of TU Dortmund
  • SPINSOLVE PHOSPHORUS 60 MHz ULTRA (1H,19F and 31P) portable benchtop NMR device

We use it for:

  • Real-time reaction monitoring
  • Short-term analysis of purified products
  • Solvent supression
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Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy


  • Varian Cary 100

We use it for:

  • Evaluation of separation techniques
  • Quantification of catalyst leaching
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Melting Point Apparatus

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  • TitroLine 7500 KF trace

We use it for:

  • According to Karl Fischer for water determination in organic solvents
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  • Zeiss

We use it for:

  • Determination of the refractive index
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  • Mars 6

We use it for:

  • Chemical digestions for ICP analysis
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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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