Chemical Analysis Laboratory - Analytical Facilities

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Atomic Absorption

Atomic-absorption (AA) spectroscopy uses the absorption of light to measure the concentration of gas-phase atoms. Since samples are usually liquids or solids, the analyte atoms or ions must be vaporized in a flame or graphite furnace. The atoms absorb ultraviolet or visible light and make transitions to higher electronic energy levels. The analyte concentration is determined from the amount of absorption.

Photo of the Shimadzu AA-7000 unit.

Fluorescence

Fluorescence spectrometry is a fast, simple and inexpensive method to determine the concentration of an analyte in solution based on its fluorescent properties. It can be used for relatively simple analyses, where the type of compound to be analyzed (‘analyte’) is known, to do a quantitative analysis to determine the concentration of the analytes. Fluorescence is used mainly for measuring compounds in solution.

Photo of the Shimadzu RF-6000 unit.

Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Fluorescence spectrometry is a fast, simple and inexpensive method to determine the concentration of an analyte in solution based on its fluorescent properties. It can be used for relatively simple analyses, where the type of compound to be analyzed (‘analyte’) is known, to do a quantitative analysis to determine the concentration of the analytes. Fluorescence is used mainly for measuring compounds in solution.

Photo of the Shimadzu RF-530PC unit.

Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Fluorescence spectrometry is a fast, simple and inexpensive method to determine the concentration of an analyte in solution based on its fluorescent properties. It can be used for relatively simple analyses, where the type of compound to be analyzed (‘analyte’) is known, to do a quantitative analysis to determine the concentration of the analytes. Fluorescence is used mainly for measuring compounds in solution.

Photo of the Horiba FluoroMax-4P unit.

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS)

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is an instrumental technique, comprising a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled to a mass spectrometer (MS), by which complex mixtures of chemicals may be separated, identified and quantified.

Photo of the Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020 unit.

Gas Chromatograpy

Gas chromatography is an instrumental technique, comprising a gas chromatograph (GC) by which complex mixtures of chemicals may be separated, and quantified.

Photo of the Shimadzu GC-2010-Plus unit.

Gas Chromatograpy/Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS)

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is an instrumental technique, comprising a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled to a mass spectrometer (MS), by which complex mixtures of chemicals may be separated, identfied and quantified.

Photo of the Shimadzu GC-2010-Plus/QP2010SE unit.

High Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy Triple Quad (HPLC-MS)

High pressure Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). 

Photo of the Shimadzu 3200 unit.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture.

Photo of the Shimadzu LC2030C unit.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectroscopy (HPLC-MS)

High pressure Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). 

Photo of the Shimadzu LC2030/LCMS-2020 unit.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture.

Photo of the Agilent 1100 unit.

Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is an analytical technique used to identify organic (and in some cases inorganic) materials. This technique measures the absorption of infrared radiation by the sample material versus wavelength. The infrared absorption bands identify molecular components and structures.

Photo of the Shimadzu IRPresige21 unit.

Infrared Spectroscopy

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is an analytical technique used to identify organic (and in some cases inorganic) materials. This technique measures the absorption of infrared radiation by the sample material versus wavelength. The infrared absorption bands identify molecular components and structures.

Photo of the Shimadzu IR-Affinity unit.

NMR

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an analytical chemistry technique used in quality control and research for determining the content and purity of a sample as well as its molecular structure.

Photo of the Magratek 47 MHz unit.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an analytical chemistry technique used in quality control and research for determining the content and purity of a sample as well as its molecular structure.

Photo of the Bruker Fourier 300 unit.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an analytical chemistry technique used in quality control and research for determining the content and purity of a sample as well as its molecular structure.

Photo of the Bruker Advance III 500 unit.

Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC) With ELSD, UV, and RID Detection

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is a type of size exclusion chromatography (SEC), that separates analytes on the basis of size. The technique is often used for the analysis of polymers.

Photo of the Shimadzu LC2030 unit.

Thin Layer Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (TLC-MS)

TLC-MS combines the ease and speed of thin-layer chromatography (TLC) with powerful on-line identification by mass spectrometry (MS).

Photo of the Advion ExpressionL CMS unit.

Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (UHPLC-MS)

Ultra hi-pressure Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (UHLC-MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). This instrument is designed to work at very high pressures for quick analyses of less than one minutes per sample.

Photo of the Shimadzu LCMS2020 unit.

UV-VIS

Ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry (UV–Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in part of the ultraviolet and the full visible spectral regions.

Photo of the Shimadzu 2600 unit.

UV-VIS

Ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry (UV–Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in part of the ultraviolet and the full visible spectral regions.

Photo of the Shimadzu 1800 unit.

UV-VIS

Ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry (UV–Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in part of the ultraviolet and the full visible spectral regions.

Operating Procedure

Photo of the Shimadzu 2600 unit.