5973 GCMS

 

Summary

The Agilent 8453 is a nominal mass GCMS instrument based upon quadrupole technology. The instrument  provides electron ionization in positive ion mode and has the advantages of sensitivity and a reasonably large detection dynamic range. Agilent ChemStation software is used for data acquisition and data processing.  The 2012 NIST library of mass spectra is also included.  The system also is equipped with a 100-position autosampler, septumless injection (Jade valve) and fast column change hardware.  This is our lowest cost GCMS.

The instrument is located in 1238 Hach Hall.  Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Kamel Harrata or Mr. Steve Veysey.  Phone 515-294-4392 (office), or 515-294-5544 (lab).  Please schedule your use using "booked".  Reservations do not need to be approved unless assistance is required.

FY'18 Rates

The instrument is operated by students and other researchers.  Staff will provide training and assistance with initial methods development.  The hourly rates are listed below.  NOTE: There is a minimum billable increment of one hour.

User Category Instrument Charge Staff Assistance
ISU researchers $10.00 $30.00
Non-ISU academic users $15.00 $60.00
Non-academic users $30.00 $90.00

 

5973 ChemStation Resources

  • Training manual
  • Typical QA/QC spectra
  • Experimental section and acknowledgements