Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of various organic and inorganic analytes. Next to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and x-ray diffraction mass spectrometry is one of the most powerful tools for structure elucidation. This service platform is intended to deliver mass spectrometry methods to answer scientific questions within the areas of chemistry, biochemistry/pharmacy, materials science and related areas of research. Currently, 17 spectrometers with different ionization techniques and dedicated chromatographic couplings are available at 4 locations. We consult students and scientists in all aspects of modern mass spectrometry and allied topics like liquid and gas chromatography as well as structure elucidation. With a sample throughput of more than 5000 sample per year we are one of the largest MS platforms in central Germany. Furthermore, we offer our instrumentation and knowledge to industrial partners and startups to support scientific transfer from university to industry.
The MS platform is an academic service facility at the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences (CGF) of the FSU Jena, which is operated jointly by the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (IAACde) and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMCde).