For identification of unknown compounds we use mass spectrometry among other techniques
Several GCs for lipid and fatty acid analyses
HPLC for amino acid analyses
Waters and Hitachi combined system
Elemental analyzer for C and N content
Agilent GC with autosampler
Shimadzu GC with autosampler
Calo Erba NC2500 with magical Costech zero blank autosampler
The stable isotope mass spectrometer is a ThermoFinnigan Delta XL Plus and is attached to a Costech Elemental Analyzer, a Thermosquest GC and a pyrolysis TC/EA
We can analyze solid and liquid samples for the stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen and it is a core instrument of the Environmental Science Stable Isotope Laboratory (EaSSIL) at SUNY-ESF.
The work in the lab is instrument intensive and we use a wide range of instruments.
Our pride and joy is the stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer which was purchased through the NYSTAR initiative and is the main instrument of the
Everyone in the lab gets to use this instrument on a weekly basis, running their own samples, and using it for method development.
Shimadzu QP5050 GC-MS system with autoinjector
Also includes a pyrolyzer for
py-GC-MS of macromolecular materials