The Bioanalytics facility houses a range of state-of-the-art chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation. The facility is available for use by staff and students from across the university, as well as offering a consultancy service for external clients.
The Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010 Plus is equipped with a split/splitless liquid injector, coupled to a single quadrupole mass spectrometer with EI. The mass spectrometer has a mass range of 1.5 to 1090 Da, and can operate in Scan, SIM or simultaneous Scan/SIM modes.
GC-MS is good for: Volatile or semi-volatile analytes that are thermally stable and relatively low molecular weight, analytes can be derivatized to make them amenable to GC-MS e.g. FAME analysis