Chemistry Physical Resources

Item Name Item Image Description
UV-Vis Spectrophotometer UV-Vis

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

NMR 60 MHz Benchtop NMR

NMR 60 MHz with 2D Spectra Capability

Computerized Microbalance Microbalance

A microbalance that can measure 0.000001 g

Water Purification System (Ultra Pure Water) Water Purification System

Water Purification System

Ion Chromatograph Ion Chromatograph

Ion Chromatograph

Atmospheric Deposition Network Laboratory Atmospheric Despotion Network Lab

It is a well conditioned clean room with Gravimetric and Ion Exchange Equipment . This Laboratory is used by researchers and Postgraduate to monitor air pollution especially in a densley populated areas. The Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi is collaborating with the University of Washington to support the research carried out postgraduate students in this laboratory.

Natural Products Laboratory I&II Natural Products Laboratory


The Natural Product Research Lab is run and managed by a group of competent staff with a wealth of experience. The group constitute of two Professors, one Associate Professor, three Senior Lecturers and one Lecturer . The group also has the high number of postgraduate students (both MSc and PhD) within the college, including international students from Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Cameroon, South Sudan. The group has direct access to Chromatographic (HPLC, MPLC, Chromatotron) and Spectroscopic (IR, UV, NMR, MPLC, NMR (60 MHz, 400 MHz) instruments. High field NMR and MS analyses are done through international collaboration. Bench-top bioassay is conducted by members of the group while specialised biological tests of crude extracts and pure compounds are done through national and international partnerships.  Particularly the antiplasmodial collaboration with the Walter Reed Project, US-Army, based in Kenya, has been the most productive. Plant collections and authentication is done through partnership with the taxonomists based at the Herbarium, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi. In addition to the academic atmosphere, the social association within the group has made an additional reason in making our group attractive to postgraduate students. The Natural Product Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA) has its coordination office in this Department.






Electrochemistry Research Laboratory Research lab

This is a research laboratory in the Department of Chemistry where Electrochemistry is studied and research is done.

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory inorganic lab

This Laboratory is equipped with a wide range of instruments to measure inorganic substances and dissolved organic carbon in water (soil, surface and groundwater) or extractions from soil and sediments

Computer Aided Drug Design & Medicinal Chemistry Research Laboratory Research Laboratory

This is a specialized laboratory in the Department of Chemistry with the facilities that uses computational approaches to discover, develop, and analyze drugs and similar biologically active molecules & Focused on Drug Discovery and Development and are concerned with the isolation of medicinal agents found in plants, as well as the creation of new synthetic drug compounds.