Mass Spectrometric Instrumentation
Mass spectrometry (MS) is used for determining the elemental composition of a sample or molecule and for providing information about the chemical structures of molecules. The technique has both qualitative and quantitative uses.
The Waikato Mass Spectrometry Facility operates and maintains the Faculty's range of high-performance mass spectrometers. The instrumentation supports research activities within the Faculty and a range of services are available to external institutions and industrial clients. The facility is a Bruker Daltonics Centre of Excellence.
Listed below are the Facility's instruments. Please refer to the Waikato Mass Spectrometry website for more information.
Atmospheric Pressure Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (API-MS)
Bruker Daltonics MicrOTOF™ Spectrometer; high resolution, electrospray ionisation-time-of-flight instrument, with an atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation (APCI) source option. Location: D3.20. Contact: Jenny Stockdill.
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
Bruker amaZon X mass spectrometer coupled with a Dionex Ultimate 3000 HPLC with a photo diode array detector. ESI or APCI source. Location: D3.20. Contact: Jenny Stockdill.
The LCMS 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 characterization of new chemical entities, metabolites, synthetic products and other small molecules. Very low amounts of sample can be analysed.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
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.
Perkin-Elmer SCIEX ELAN DRC II inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer; 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. Location C3.15. Contact: Amanda French.
Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Hewlett Packard 6890 GC interfaced with a Hewlett Packard 5973 quadrupole Mass spectrometer. Electron impact or chemical ionisation is available. Location E3.09. Contact: Jenny Stockdill.
Agilent Technologies 7890A GC interfaced with an Agilent Technologies 5975C with inert MSD with Triple-Axis detector. Location E3.09. Contact: Jenny Stockdill.