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Analytical Equipment

Mass Spectrometry

MALDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry

  • Autoflex III smartbeam, Bruker
  • MS2: MALDI-ToF/ToF
  • MALDI Spraying device for application of GPC (THF) eluent

Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry

  • LTQ Orbitrap Velos, Thermo Scientific
  • Direct Infusion
  • Coupling with Thermo Surveyor HPLC
  • Coupling with aqueous GPC
  • ESI, APCI and APPI

ICP Mass Spectrometry

  • XSeries 2, Thermo Scientific
  • Laser Ablation, Cetac LSX-213
  • Sample preparation: Microwave Digestion, Microwave Furnace

Gas Chromatography

  • GC-MS
  • GC-FID
  • GC-TCD
  • Headspace GC-MS
  • Pyrolysis GC-MS and -FID
  • Thermodesorption GC-MS and -FID

Liquid and Gel Permeation Chromatography

  • HPLC-MS
  • High Temperature GPC
    • 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene with IR detection
  • Aqueous GPC
    • Lightscattering, RI and UV/vis detection
  • GPC
    • THF with Lightscattering, RI and UV/vis detection
    • CHCl3 with UV/vis detection

Thermal Analysis

  • Pyrolysis GC-MS and -FID -> see Gas Chromatography
  • Thermodesorption GC-MS and -FID -> see Gas Chromatography
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis: Coupling with FT-IR
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Spectroscopy and Microscopy

  • FT-IR with microscope: ATR or transmission
  • Raman with microscope
  • Optical Microscopes

Further Analytical Equipment

  • Elemental Analysis
  • Ubbelohde Viscosimeter

Sample Preparation

  • Balances (incl. microbalance)
  • Presses: Heated Table Press, Hydraulic Press
  • Microwave digestion and furnace
  • Cryomill
  • Autoclave
  • Centrifuges: Labofuge 6000, Megafuge 1.0R, Microcentrifuge
  • Vacuumdrying cabinets
  • Water ultrapurification
  • Icemachine