Master in Synthetic and Industrial Chemistry

National interuniversity

Classrooms and work spaces

The participating universities have classrooms, seminar rooms and videoconference classrooms suitable for the satisfactory realization of the educational activities related to the teaching of this Master's Degree, as has been the case since its implementation in 2007/2008.

Thus, it has authorizations for its teaching from the three centres of the UPV/EHU (the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Chemistry), the Higher School of Agricultural Engineering of the UPNa and the CINQUIMA Institute of the University of Valladolid.


In addition to the classrooms, the teaching centres of the three universities provide the Master's Degree with the necessary facilities and resources (computer rooms, meeting rooms, conference rooms, etc.).

Laboratories, workshops and experimental facilities

For the realization of the Master's Degree there are research laboratories for the groups at the three universities which the students will form part of to perform the experimental work for their theses. Moreover, the collaborating institutions also have laboratories equipped for this purpose, which they make available to the students who do their work at these centres, as specified in the collaboration agreements they have signed.


The research teams forming part of this Master's Degree have suitably equipped laboratories to carry out different projects within the field of Synthetic Chemistry and, therefore, for the development of the Master's Thesis projects of the students and the practical work associated with the subjects. Thus, the different participating centres have the infrastructure usual in a Chemical Synthesis laboratory (fume cupboards, work lines in an inert atmosphere, glass material, agitator plates-heaters, scales, distillers, vacuum pumps, rotary evaporators, immersion coolers, etc.). They also have other equipment, including GC-MS systems, HPLC chromatographs with different columns (including chiral stationary phasecolumns), FT-IR spectrophotometers, digital polarimeters, hydrogenators, ozonizers, etc.

The collaborating institutions have equipment of similar characteristics.

In addition, the Central Research Services of the three universities (SGIker ( at the UPV/EHU, SAI ( at the UPNa and LTI ( at the University of Valladolid) have access to instrumental techniques which require larger equipment essential for the training of the students in the realization of the subjects and the Master's Theses. Below is a selection of the available equipment which is most useful for the Master's Degree students. This equipment is complemented by technical advice from doctors who are specialists in each of the techniques.

UPV/EHU (Campuses of Alava, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa)

1. SRMN Service. The equipment consists of a total of four instruments, of which three can be regarded as routine 300 MHz (dissolution) and operate by means of an exclusive self-service system for the basic research of the UPV/EHU. The two 500 MHz instruments are located in San Sebastián and Leioa and there are two 400 MHz instruments (three channels/CPMAS in Vitoria) and (19F-broadband in San Sebastian).

2. Central Analysis Service. The equipment includes, among other things, chromatographic techniques and spectroscopic techniques, distributed between the Units in Alava and Bizkaia. They include an Elemental Analyser (CHNS), a Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer with a Time of Flight analyser (TOF) for the establishment of exact mass, a chromatograph de) coupled to a mass spectrometer with a COMBI PAL injector, an UPLC ultra-rapid liquid chromatograph, a QTOF mass spectrometer in tandem (QTOF) for exact mass and high resolution with ESI, CSEC, APcI and MALDI ionization sources.

3. X-Ray Diffraction Service for materials and molecules with three diffractometers for monocrystals for the establishment of crystalline structures.

5. General Computing Service applied to Research (Scientific Calculus). The service provides intensive computing resources (computing clusters) for the researchers, assists them in the use of the computing strategies most appropriate for their needs and guides them in the use of computers in their research provided by the institution itself, other public organisms and the company. The service forms part of the General Research Service of the UPV/EHU and therefore complies with the protocols established by the Service.

UPNa (Arrosadía Campus)

1. 400 MHz RMN spectrometer.

2. Elementary analyser (CHNS).

3. Gas Chromatograph - Mass spectrometer.

4. Liquid Chromatograph - Mass spectrometer with an ion trap.

5. Plasma spectrometers.


1. RMN Service. The equipment consists of a total of four instruments, two 400 MHz and two 500 MHz, one of them with a cold probe. Two of the devices are located in the QUIFIMA building, the research centre where the master's degree credit experimentation takes place.

2. Elementary analysis service. The instrumental techniques laboratory of the University of Valladolid has the following elementary analysis techniques: atomic absorption spectroscopy, IPC-OES Plasma spectroscopy, IPC-MS Plasma spectroscopy, Mercury Analysis and Carbon and Sulphur Analysis.

3. X-Ray Diffraction Service for materials and molecules with a diffractometer for monocrystals for the establishment of crystalline structures, as well as a powder diffractometer.

4. Chromatography service: Chromatography devices are available for HPLC liquids and gases and ionic chromatography.

5. Mass service: Gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometer (ionization sources: electron impact and chemical ionization), mass spectrometer with an SIS Direct Insertion Probe (ionization source: electronic impact), a Bruker Autoflex flight time mass spectrometer with ionization by laser desorption assisted by matrices (MALDI-TOF) and a Bruker Maxis Impact flight time mass spectrometer (TOF-MS).

The CINQUIMA Institute also provides the following devices: IR ATR, React IR, Polarimeter, DSC, gas-mass chromatographs and HPLC and Calorimeter, among others.


The libraries of each of the universities have all the bibliographical resources (books, magazines and monographs) necessary to provide the students with the necessary information for ensuring the success of their studies. Moreover, these libraries give the students access to the necessary electronic resources (databases such as SciFinder, CAS, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, etc. and access to electronic journals). In addition, all the resources in the centres, departments and research groups will be available.

Reading rooms

The libraries of the different participating universities have reading rooms. In addition, the Departments and Centres of each of the universities, as well as their associate institutions, provide seminar rooms/libraries equipped for this purpose.

New technology

There are classrooms equipped with computers and overhead projectors for the teaching of the lessons. The Master's Degree will have all the necessary computer resources provided by the three universities as well as those of all the research groups involved. In addition, the professors who consider it necessary use virtual classrooms to support the on-site teaching by means of the computer platforms of each of the universities in order to provide the students with articles, books, reports or other files with the material deemed necessary for the teaching of the subject.

Other resources

The Master's Degree website contains constantly updated information on everything related to the course: calendar, timetable, lectures, news, seminars, etc.