Our Instruments


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.

ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry)ICP-MS

Agilent 8900 with a triple-quadrupole (QQQ)

Analysis of major, minor and trace elements in solution.

Solid samples can be digested for analysis. The triple-quadrupole function aids in the removal of spectral interferences for lower detection limits.

LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry)


Compact 193 nm excimer laser ablation system.

Used for analysis of solid samples. This system allows for high sensitivity and low fractionation.

HPLC-ICP-MS (High Performance Liquid Chromatography Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry)

Agilent 1200 HPLC

The HPLC system can be coupled with the ICP-MS.

Speciation of a variety of trace elements (e.g., Hg, As, Cr, etc.) can be performed using liquid chromatography (HPLC) as the sample introduction system.

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.

Agilent 7890B GC interfaced with a Agilent 7000D triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer.
PAL auto sampler system.

The PAL auto sampler allows liquid injection, headspace, and solid phase microextraction (SPME).

LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry)lcms

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.