Samples can be submitted to the Center for analysis or researchers can be trained for use of the instrumentation.
Contact CHE-IC@buffalo.edu for more information.
Only fully trained users are allowed. Prior time scheduling for instrument use is required. Please note your name and instrument.
For assistance in signing up on these calendars, watch this brief video: https://youtu.be/wSEi1rNtSzc
The Bruker Solarix 12 T Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer is a powerful high resolution. Equipped with both electrospray ionization and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization and tandem mass spectral capability, it is broadly used for structural elucidation. For example, Dr. Wood’s research group is currently using the instrument to develop new ionization sources through leaf spray technology, and to identify biological markers for multiple desease states, including autism.
The Thermo Fisher Q-Exactive Liquid Chromatograph Orbitrap Tandem Mass Spectrometer (QE-LCMSMS) is a high resolution Orbitrap that provides analyses for a broad variety of research projects. These include non-targeted analysis for pathway discovery, targeted analysis, and quantitative analysis. For example, Dr. Diana Aga’s research group is currently using the QE-LCMSMS for the identification and analysis of environmental contaminant degradation pathways in our environment.
The Thermo Fisher Linear Ion Trap (LTQ) mass spectrometer is a walk-up instrument housed in our shared facility. Many researchers are trained to use the LTQ and have developed methods for their projects. This instrument provides mass spectral data for a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative projects. The instrument is housed in the shared center.
ThermoElectron X Series 2 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MSLC ESI-SC-2 Sipper Autosampler Fast System with Spectra System HPLC and ESI-New Wave NWR-213 Laser Ablation System for solid samples.
The Thermo Scientific Q-Exactive Orbitrap Gas Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometer is a new addition to our facilities for high resolution/accurate mass GCMS use. This instrument provides mass spectral data for a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative projects, with spectral matching to current databases.
Valerie Frerichs, PhD
Director, Chemistry Instrumentation Center
Department of Chemistry
328 Natural Sciences Complex
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000