Micromass GCT



The Frontier EGA/PY-3030D multi-shot pyrolyzer attachment is mounted on the back inlet port of the Agilent 6890 GC, part of the Waters GCT GCMS system.  Pyrolysis is now the default configuration for the GCT GCMS, but switching back to normal GCMS will be done upon request. This extremely powerful technique can best be understood by browsing through Understanding the Frontier Multishot Pyrolyzer. It's a big document, so be patient while it downloads.  In addition to the pyrolyzer, we have purchased the complete F-Search software and library package to help you interpret your data.  Used in conjuction with powerful MassLynx data processing tools, including MassLynx/NIST library search and accurate mass determination, you will be amazed at how quickly research problems can be solved.  We have also developed a functional liquid nitrogen based cryo-focussing apparatus so that optimum chromatographic resolution of components can be maintained during thermal desorption (TD) measurements.

The instrument is located in 1238 Hach Hall. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Kamel Harrata. (kamel@iastate.edu)

FY'18 Rates

This instrument is intended to be used by students and other researchers. Staff will provide training and some initial methods development assistance, and will configure the instrument and assist with special projectrs as required.  The hourly rates are listed below.  NOTE:  There is a minimum billable increment of one-half hour.

User Category Instrument Charge  Staff Assistance
ISU Researchers $21.50  $30
Non-ISU academic users $32.25  $45
Non-academic users $64.50  $90


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