Sciex 5500 Triple Quad

SCIEX 5500 TRIPLE QUAD

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Location

Coolbaugh Hall, Room 325

Contact

Erin Sedlacko – esedlack@mines.edu

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Instrument Details

Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry is an analytical technique for determining an ion’s mass-to-charge ratio by partitioning the particles within a liquid and measuring the time it takes for each particle to travel through a selected mobile phase. Ultimately this helps in determining the contents of a liquid sample and can be used to analyze biochemical, organic and inorganic compounds.

A Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer is a highly sensitive instrument for detecting and quantifying known compounds within a sample. Within the instrument there are three quadrupoles arranged in a series where the first quadrupole acts as a mass filter, the second functions as a collision cell wherein the ions interact with a gas, and the third quadrupole helps to detect the mass range. The ions are then fired towards a detector which analyzes the individual fragments.