High Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Lab (LC-MS)

Lab Manager: Ethan Goddard

The LC-MS facility is used primarily for measurement of GDGT (glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in marine sediments to estimate past ocean temperatures using the TEX-86 paleotemperature proxy.  The hardware is amenable to most routine normal- and reverse-phase HPLC techniques.  Identification and quantitation of unknowns is accomplished by -FLD, UV/Vis and MS (scanning, SIM, or tandem-MS modes) detectors.

Facility Instrumentation:

Varian 310-MS Triple-Quadrupole mass spectrometer with Agilent 1200-series HPLC front-end (2 quat pumps, degasser, autosampler, column compartment, DAD and FLD detectors for non-MS or MS/MS applications)

Associated PI’s and Staff: Shevenell (paleoceanography), Goddard (Technical Staff)

Contact: Ethan Goddard for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

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