Whole books could be written about the many and varied uses to which Mass Spectrometry (MS) techniques can be put. Here are some of the main ones that both previous and current MS users have found.
We do like to be able to provide you the user with a meaningful positive result (especially when trying to solve a truely unknown sample), but you know the old saying "Garbage in, Garbage out!", hence there is a requirement for users of all of the analytical services to "think before you submit!".
Note that for solving unknown structures, good NMR and Mass Spectral results will aid you to identify exactly what you have made, and if your sample crystallises then an X-Ray structure determination will complete the picture. All of our analytical techniques can provide you the user with COMPLIMENTARY information - like fitting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together. There is nothing like the feeling of satisfaction that one can experience after sucessfully identifying the molecular structure of a difficult unknown compound!
Links to the rest of the Mass Spectrometry Service web pages are listed below for your convenience:-
Please contact Dr Georgina Rosair for further information.