Mass Spectrometry

The Mass Spectrometry Facility is part of the National Mass Spectrometry Network.

Consists of a Triple Quadruple mass spectrometer (Micromass Quattro Micro API, Waters) with electrospray ionization (ESI) atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) ion sources. This facility is also equipped with an Ion-Trap (LCQ-Fleet, Thermo) mass spectrometer dedicated to the characterization of proteins and biological conjugates.

Provides identification and quantification of small molecules in complex matrices, as biological fluids and extracts of natural products. Services are available for users on a “do-it-yourself” basis or self-service, for long-term studies, upon initial training requirements. A technician is also available for a full-service.

Head: Maria do Rosário Bronze