Analytical Chemistry Lab: 5 Resources found

ACL Technical Assistance


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Special:$235/hr
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Gel Permeation (GPC)
Waters Alliance 2695
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Located in Saab/ETIC 114 THF ONLY BASED SYSTEM Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) also referred to as Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) is a powerful and versatile analytical technique for understanding and predicting polymer performance. It is a mode of liquid chromatography which separates components of a mixture based on size. In GPC/SEC, larger molecules elute from the column first, and smaller molecules elute later. This technique is used for understanding and predicting polymer performance. It is the most convenient technique for characterizing the complete weight distribution of a polymer. GPC can determine several important parameters: o Number average molecular weight o Weight average molecular weight o Molecular weight distribution o polydisperity GPC is performed on a Waters Alliance 2695 HPLC system with PDA detector and refractive index detector. We use Waters Styragel HR columns 1,3, and 4 for molecular weight determination of up to 600K. This system is run using 100% tetrahydrofuran(THF only) as the mobile phase at a flow rate of 0.9ml/min. Each sample must be dissolved in 100% tetrahydrofuran for a few hours before analysis at 10 to 20 mg/ml, and filtered through a 0.45 micron nylon or PTFE filter. Polystyrene standards from a molecular weight of 500 to 400K are used to create the calibration curve. Each GPC run takes one hour to complete. There is a 105 sample carousel for automatic injections. Empower 2 is the software system for controlling the separation and analysis. Training takes approximately one to two hours. Please contact wendy_gavin@uml.edu for any questions, training or service
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Self:$58/hr
Service:$294/hr
Training:$294/hr
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High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Agilent 1100
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Located in Saab/ETIC 308 HPLC is one of the most powerful tools in analytical chemistry. It has the ability to separate, identify, and quantitate the compounds that are present in any sample that can be dissolved in a liquid. HPLC could be used to understand the elemental composition of a drug substance, chemical substance, or food product. The CRF offers a C18 Reverse Phase column with acetonitrile, methanol, and water as mobile phases. Triflouroacetic acid is offered as a mobile phase additive. Qualitative and Quantitative analysis is possible. We offer an Agilent 1100 HPLC system equipped with auto-sampler and PDA detector. Up to 5 different wavelengths can be analyzed at the same time. Chemstation software controls the HPLC experiments and data anaylsis. Training takes 2 to 4 hours depending on type of analysis, experience, and method development. We offer training to become self-users as well as service options. Please contact wendy_gavin@uml.edu for questions, training or service.
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Self:$58/hr
Service:$294/hr
Training:$294/hr
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Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (LC/MS)
Shimadzu 8040
Shimadzu LC/MS Triple Quadrupole Located in Saab/ETIC 308 The Shimadzu 8040 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS is an analytical system that combines the separating power of liquid chromatography with the qualitative and quantitative power of mass spectrometry. Mass spectrometry detectors offer information including molecular weight, structural information, purity, quantity, and identity of sample. The LC/MS can analyze samples from small molecule to large proteins and peptides. It can measure a m/z ratio of up to 2000. Ionization modes include electrospray interface (ESI) and dual ion source (DUIS). Duis enables ESI, APCI, positive and negative ionization in the same analysis, significantly improving efficiency by simultaneously analyzing a wide variety of compounds in a single run. Data Acquisition modes offered are: · SCAN · SIM-selected ion monitoring · Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) · product ion scan · precursor ion scan · neutral loss scan modes. Scanning in positive and negative modes occurs simultaneously. Using LabSolutions software, the LC/MS offers automation, method optimization, and data analysis techniques. The CRF offers training to become independent users or services to run samples for our customers. We offer a C18 RP column along with acetonitrile, methanol, and water for mobile phases. Users are required to supply their own columns, HPLC methods, mobile phase additives, and a properly prepared sample. All mobile phases, columns, and samples must be approved for use in LC/MS before any analysis. Training requires 1 to 4 hours before self use. The scheduling of samples, training, and services must be approved by contacting Wendy Gavin at wendy_gavin@uml.edu prior to signing up for a reservation on the CRF website.
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Self:$87/hr
Service:$323/hr
Training:$323/hr
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Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrument (SPR)
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) using Bio-Rad ProteOn XPR36 Located in Olney G-3 The ProteOn XPR36 protein interaction system is an SPR biosensor that provides real-time data on affinity, specificity, and interaction kinetics of protein interactions. The interaction analysis can look at interactions between DNA-DNA, DNA-protein, lipid-protein, and hydrid systems of biomolecules and non-biological surfaces. SPR can be used for antibody characterization, large and small molecule drug development, protein interface analysis, and protein complex and cascade analysis. One interactant is immobilized on the sensor surface (ligand), while the other is free in solution and passed over the surface (analyte). The ProteOn XPR36 offers the ability to monitor up to 36 different interactions in real time, by processing, in parallel, 6 different ligands with 6 different analytes. *Analyze up to 36 different protein interactions in a single run, on a single chip *Identify the binding of two or more interactants to each other *Determine the affinity of the interactions *Measure the association and dissociation rates *Screen multiple panels of analytes *No radiochemical or fluorescent labels required For the analysis of biomolecular interactions, the SPR uses ProteOn Manager software. ProteOn Manager offers easy to learn workflow, manual or automated processing, and wizards to simplify kinetic, equilibrium, and concentration analysis. The software generates reports of results including sensorgrams and graphs. Users will need to provide their own sensor chips, buffers, reagents, 96 well plates, and other materials specific to their experiment. To schedule experiments, training, or services for the SPR, please contact Wendy Gavin at wendy_gavin@uml.edu prior to signing up on the CRF. Training takes from 4 to 6 hours depending on experience, qualitative analysis or quantitative analysis.
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Industry Rates
Self:$87/hr
Service:$323/hr
Training:$323/hr