Mass Spectrometry Facility

To enhance the research, educational, and public service missions of the University

ABOUT

The mass spectrometry facility provides analytical support for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and other academic departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

The Mass Spectrometry Facility currently houses: (i) -LC-MSLTQ (purchased in 2006), (ii) LTQ-Orbitrap Velos Pro MS (installed Dec 21, 2104). The new orbitrap brings the first instrument to the campus possessing high mass accuracy in full ion scan, and MSn modes accompanied by substantial resolving power. Our new equipment for the analysis of small molecules will: (a) re-invigorate our core MS lab, (b) enhance the significance and impact of our research, (c) bring cutting-edge experiments and data to our classrooms, and (d) open up new avenues MSn modes accompanied by substantial resolving power. Our new equipment for the analysis of small molecules will: (a) re-invigorate our core MS lab, (b) enhance the significance and impact of our research, (c) bring cutting-edge experiments and data to our classrooms, and (d) open up new avenues in UCSC programs by using MS to recruit and train students and postdocs.

The facility is located in the Physical Sciences Building and supervised by Professor Ted Holman and managed by Mass Spec Specialist Qiangli Zhang of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The facility can be used by UCSC faculty, their collaborators, as well as outside users.


OVERVIEW
Rejuvenated MS Facility and what that means

FEES
List and Fees

SAMPLE PREPARATION GUIDELINES
Sample Preparation Best Practices and Bad Practices

SERVICES
Summary of services and instrumentation our facility offers

REGISTER FOR TRAINING
Request training and/or training in data analysis 

SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORM
Request mass spectrometry analysis of your samples online or download a printable/fillable form

REPORT A PROBLEM
Let facility know if you encounter problems with the APCI instrument.