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MALDI-TOFAutoflex (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight)

Bruker Daltonics Autoflex™ Spectrometer.

Innovative MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF technology designed and optimized to be easy-to-use; robust systems for both traditional MALDI applications (reliable and detailed protein/peptide characterization, and polymer analysis) as well as cutting edge work (high resolution MALDI Tissue Imaging, glycan analysis or high-throughput MALDI Biotyper microbial identification).

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ESI-MSMicroTOF

Bruker Daltonics MicrOTOF™ Spectrometer.

High resolution, electrospray ionisation-time-of-flight instrument.

Fisons VG Platform II; low resolution quadrupole instrument generally used for inorganic compounds.

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ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry)ICP

Perkin-Elmer SCIEX ELAN DRC II inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer.

ICP-MS is the accepted and most powerful technique for the analysis and quantification of many elements in liquid or solid samples due to its speed, precision, and sensitivity. We have two instruments.

Sample introduction may be as solution or by laser ablation with the associated New Wave 213-A/F laser ablation system. One instrument is dedicated to laser, while the other is dedicated to solution.


 

GC-MS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry)GCMS

Hewlett Packard 6890 GC interfaced with a Hewlett Packard 5973 quadrupole Mass spectrometer.

Electron impact or chemical ionisation is available.

 


 

LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry)

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The LC-MS couples a Dionex Ultimate 3000 HPLC with a photo diode array detector to a Bruker amaZon X mass spectrometer (ESI or APCI source).

Ideal for detailed characterisation of new chemical entities, metabolites, synthetic products and other small molecules. Very low amounts of sample can be analysed.

 


 

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Spring 2014