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After a short training session, customers of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory can run their own samples on the LCT Premier and the Quattro Micro GC. Self run samples are less expensive, have less waiting time and are good experience for real world problems. Please contact Bob Drake (BobD@ku.edu) or Lawrence Seib (LSeib@ku.edu) for training.
Samples are introduced into the Quattro Micro GC via the Agilent 6890N gas chromatograph equipped with an auto sampler. Thus samples used with this instrument need to be fairly volatile and should contain few active hydrogen's. Data analysis includes searching the NIST library. For more information see the Micro GC operating instructions and the GC derivatizations .
The LCT Premier introduces samples via an autosampler with no intentional separation. The electrospray ionization source is soft enough to preserve delicate molecules however it may have trouble ionizing certain species. The LCT is equipped with a lock mass and is set to a resolution high enough to perform exact mass experiments when ions of the proper intensity are selected. See the LCT operating instructions and the LCT FAQ for more information.