At UFAZ, we are fortunate to possess state-of-the-art equipment tailored for Analytical Chemistry research. We extend an open invitation to research groups interested in utilizing our resources.

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Analytical Equipment

Apparatus Purpose Use Case Example
Gas Chromatography (GC) with Flame Ionization Detector (FID) Primarily utilized for its ability to analyze volatile compounds, the GC with FID offers unparalleled sensitivity, especially for hydrocarbon-based samples. The FID's responsiveness to organic compounds enhances the chromatograph's precision. Determine the composition of beverage.
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) GCMS integrates the separation power of GC with the precise molecular identification of MS. This synergy enables detailed component breakdown of even the most complex samples. Identifying and quantifying pollutants in air or oil sample samples.
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with UV and Fluorescence Detector Separates mixtures of compounds in solution. Using UV and fluorescence detectors it can detect, from simple ions to complex organic molecules. HPLC is the main used analytical processes due to its versatility Measuring levels of active pharmaceutical ingredients in drugs.
Ionic Chromatography (IC) with Conductivity Detector Focusing on ionic and polar molecule separation, this apparatus is pivotal in environments where salt, mineral, and ion content is a concern. It ensures comprehensive ionic profiling of samples. Assessing water quality by measuring concentrations of common anions and cations. Assessing water quality by measuring concentrations of common anions and cations.
Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (LCMS) LCMS bridges the capabilities of liquid chromatography's separation with the mass spectrometer's identification precision. This integration allows for unparalleled insights into sample composition, especially for trace analyses. Detecting pesticide residues in food products.
Inductive Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICPMS) Recognized for its unmatched sensitivity, ICPMS is essential for analyzing metals and non-metals at trace levels. Its applications are vast, from environmental monitoring to quality assurance in manufacturing.Monitoring trace metal contaminants in drinking water. Preparing plant material for metal content analysis.
Digestive Microwave Accelerates the digestion process of samples, prepping them for further analyses. Mainly used for the preparation of sample before ICPMS Preparing plant material for metal content analysis.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance apparatus (NMR) NMR's ability to dive into the atomic architecture of molecules makes it an indispensable tool for organic chemists and biochemists. It is non-destructive and gives precise data to determine molecularstructure. Determining the structure of organic compounds synthesized in research.
Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) FTIR is a primary instrument for understanding molecular vibrations, aiding in the identification of materials. It's a rapid and non-destructive technique, making it a favorite for routine checks of any kind of compound. Verifying the presence of specific polymers in plastic samples.
Fluorescence Spectroscopy Apparatus Measures the fluorescence emitted by samples, it reveals details about molecular environments, interactions, and conformations. It is highly sensitive. Studying the binding of a drug molecule to its receptor.
UV Visible Spectroscopy Apparatus UV-Vis. spectrophotometry provides information on electronic transitions in molecules. Its applications span across fields from biochemistry to environmental science, giving quantitative and qualitative data about samples. Determining the concentration of protein in a solution using absorption at 280 nm.
Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (PXRD) The Powder X-Ray Diffraction instrument is an analytical tool designed to study the crystalline structure of powdered samples. Operating on the fundamental principle of X-ray diffraction, this instrument gives important information on the atomic arrangement within crystalline materials. The main function of this instrument is phase identification. It allowed a determination of the different phases present in a powdered sample, aiding in the characterization of complex materials. The PXRD instrument extends across a wide spectrum of materials, study of inorganic pharmaceuticals or catalytic compounds as well as geologic minerals or rocks. Its capability to determine composition, structure, and quantity makes it an indispensable tool in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Microfluidic Equipment

Two Microfluidic droplets and flow tube generators with cameras The Microfluidic System specializes in precise microscale fluid manipulation, featuring three high-precision pumps that ensure a continuous and steady flow of fluids. The system incorporates a tubing arrangement to create controlled droplets and fibers with precise control over shape and size. Applications: This lab-on-a-chip device finds applications, particularly in the improvement of advanced materials, for a wide range of uses. In biomedical, where it contributes to the creation of innovative drug delivery capsules. As well as creating a chemical synthesis medium within microfluidic channels, enhancing reaction control and efficiency to the formation of new and innovative molecule or structure.