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Analytical Laboratories

Our analytical laboratories are equipped with a range of equipment for a large variety of analyses.

These include gas and liquid chromatographic separations together with Mass spectrometric detectors for the analysis of unknown compounds as well as quantification of specific chemicals of interest.

Also we have various Atomic spectrometric instruments such as SEM-EDX, Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for elemental analysis of unknown substances and quantification of trace levels of metals. Two new NMR instruments are available for the investigation of molecular structure of organic materials.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • 4 Capillary Gas Chromatographs; 3 GC-Mass Spectrometer systems with autosamplers, pyrolysis accessory and Headspace analysis capability; 4 HPLC systems; LC-MS; Ion Chromatograph; 4 FT-IR spectrometers; UV, Visible and near-IR spectrophotometers; Raman spectrometer; Fluorescence spectrometer; ICP-MS; Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer; Flame Photometer; 300 MHz and 400 MHz NMR spectrometers with multinuclear and solid state probes; Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX; Transmission Electron Microscope; X-Ray Diffraction; X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer; Thermal Analysis equipment


Facilities open 24/7, however security approval is required for access outside usual teaching times.

Techinal support is available between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Please note that these facilities are used for timetabled teaching activities.


The Analytical Laboratories can be found in 014-023 of the JB Firth Building

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