Analytical ChemistryPrevious operations will be supported by analytical chemistry skills designed to detect, identify and quantify chemical compounds, even in traces, through innovative protocols with high sensitivity. Overall, the park consists of:
ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometry) to quantify metal ion at trace level in solution;
NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) to identify and quantify organic compounds. Paricularly, the research spectrometers Varian Mercury 400 MHz e Bruker Advance 600 MHz will be used;
QTRAP, a hybrid system that merges triple quadrupole and linear on trap capabilities with high flexibility in scan protocols; it also includes “neutral loss”, “precursor-ion scan” and “multiple reaction monitoring”;
QSTAR is a hybrid quadrupole / time-of-flight system that supports high resolution and high mass range analysis. It’s also possible to analyze small quantities of sample through nanoelectrospray ionization of the sample itself;
HPLC-GC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph or Gas Chromatograph) connected to a mass spectrometer to analyze volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and / or compounds in solution; HPLC equipped with a UV-diode array detector (UV-DAD) to analyze organic compounds in solution.