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High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Training
To arrange for training session and sample analysis using high resolution time of flight Mass Spectrometer (HR TOF MS), each student need approval of their advisor, please contact Dr. Alena Kubatova with the approval. Graduate students are required to accomplish two training sessions while running their own samples under the supervision of TOF operators. Guidelines for the sample preparation and operation of the instrument are available for download below.
After two sessions, students are expected to proceed with future analysis independently. Instrument will be calibrated by the operators at the beginning of each session. Prior each measurement, students need to provide a sheet with chemical structures and exact molecular weights of compounds contained in the sample (if applicable). Everybody is required to back-up her/his data on the chemistry apple server (a guideline is available in the lab).
Before the start of the lab assignment, student will need to prepare (hand written) answers to take-home test. The study materials are provided below or by request. In addition to providing written answers, the students should have knowledge of the content prior to the lab.
The lab takes usually minimum of 6 hours but it can be broken to several 3 h sessions.