Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy Facility

The College of Natural Resources' Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Spectroscopy Facility has a Perkin Elmer 5300 DV optical emission ICP with auto sampler.  The ICP can measure up to at least 21 different elements simultaneously. Users should estimate between 6 and 12 samples per hour plus a half hour warm up of the instrument.  Applications include plant elemental analysis, soil extracts, silicon chip analysis, nanoparticles, rock fusions to name just a few. 

College of Chemistry NMR Facility

Provides routine access for liquid- and solid-state NMR experiments, and is primarily used for determining critical aspects of molecular structure and for studying reaction mechanisms qualitatively, as well as quantitatively. Instruments are available at field strengths 300 MHz to 700 MHz with probes to study a broad-band of nuclei (1H-19F and 31P-103Rh).

QB3 Vincent J. Coates Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Provides comprehensive proteomics services using mass spectrometry, determining the protein contents of samples as simple as gel bands or as complicated as whole cell extracts. The facility provides identification of post-translational modifications and relative quantitation as well as consultation regarding sample preparation and experimental design.

The facility provides proteomics services principally through mass spectrometry.  Currently we have two Thermo LTQ XL linear ion trap mass spectrometers and a Thermo Fusion Lumos mass spectrometer.

QB3 Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility

Provides routine acquisition of mass spectra and accurate mass measurements of biological, organic, and inorganic compounds, as well as mass measurements of intact proteins, lipids, oligosaccharides, and non-covalent protein-protein and protein-ligand complexes and supramolecular coordination clusters. The facility also provides advanced proteomics analysis and operates an open access laboratory.