Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

School Affiliated departments and LAS

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


The School of Chemical Sciences Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (MSL) provides a wide variety of chemical analysis using mass spectrometry techniques for organic and biological samples. The facility is located in Noyes lab with offices in rooms 35 and 37 and labs in rooms 41 (primary room), 21, 25, 42, and 46.

The MSL is capable of performing analysis using many different ionization techniques including: low and high resolution electron impact (EI), low and high resolution chemical ionization (CI), low resolution field ionization (FI), low resolution field desorption (FD), low and high resolution fast atom bombardment (FAB), low and high resolution electrospray (ESI), low resolution matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI), MS/MS (ESI and MALDI), isotope ratio (FI), GC/MS (EI, CI, and FI), and LC/MS (ESI). Please feel free to consult us for analysis that are not found in this list.

The mass spectrometers used to perform these analysis include eight Waters instruments (a Synapt G2-Si, a Q-tof, ZMD, three 70-VSE, a GCT Premier, two Quattro Ultima; two Bruker MALDI instruments (an Autoflex Speed LRF and an UltrafleXtreme TOFTOF); and a Thermo LTQ XL Orbitrap.

Recent Acquisitions

2017 - Bruker MALDI Autoflex Speed LRF
2015 - Thermo LTQ XL Orbitrap
2014 (summer) - Waters Synapt G2-Si ESI/LC-MS
2012 - Waters GCT Premier (EI, CI, FD/FI, LIFDI, SPME, GC-MS)
2011 – Bruker UltrafleXtreme MALDI


Furong Sun
Furong Sun
Training and LCMS, EI and CI
Dr. Haijun Yao
Dr. Haijun Yao
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
35 Noyes Laboratory
MC-712 Box 51-1
505 South Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Furong Sun

tel: 217/333-2545
frs [at] illinois [dot] edu
Lab Hours: 24/7 access by key
Staff Available 8 am to 4:45 pm
Monday through Friday

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