School of Life Sciences

Mass spectrometry

The Mass Spectrometry Centre is located on the ground floor of the Chichester II building within the School of Life Sciences. The centre was established in 1993 and has a research history in the discovery of fullerenes, and British and international patents. 

This centre is unique in its diverse application to a wide range of users accommodating analytical services to: chemistry, biochemistry, biology, the medical school, the genome centre, other academic departments and some NHS hospitals. Currently there are 9 state-of-the-art, high-quality analytical  mass spectrometers in the Centre, including Triple quadrupoles, ion trap, double focusing systems , high resolution Fourier transformer, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer and a TOF unit. In addition to this, there are GC and LC systems interfaced to some of the MS units and some are used independently. The MS techniques include EI, CI, DCI, , LSIMS, MALDI, ESI, APCI, APPI, ICP, MSMS via ion trap, triple quadrupole  and hybrid systems. This centre allows for the analysis of small and large molecules, and accommodates intensive training to facility users.

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