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Analytical services

Please complete the Request for Analysis form and submit to the appropriate person according to the analyses required.

Analytical services are available at negotiated prices.

Analysis Methods Contact Person
Synthetic pollutants (extracted from air, water, soil, sediments, biota) Identification by accurate mass, molecular formula (elemental composition), low and high energy MSe experiments, online data base searching for unknowns and mass fragment principal component analysis and discriminant analysis. Compounds under study: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dibenzothiophenes, triazine herbicides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), organochlorine pesticides, chlorobenzenes, ethinyl estradiol, synthetic musks, and others Techniques and validated methodologies available include: GC-MS (Ionization sources EI, CI, ECD), HPLC-MS/MS (ionization sources, ESI, APCI), UPLC-DAD-MSD Linda Kimpe
Natural products (plants) The following is only a partial list. Metabolomics library matching for the identification by accurate mass, molecular formula (elemental composition), low and high energy MSe experiments, online data base searching for unknowns and mass fragment principal component analysis and discriminant analysis of a wide variety of plant secondary and primary metabolites including echinacosides, eleutherosides, phenolics, furanocoumarins, gingerols, alklamides, valerenic acids, dillapiol, syllymarin, diferulic acids, hydroxamic acids, pyranocoumarins, azadirachtin insecticides, essential oils, cucurbitin, ginsenosides, eleutherosides, phytoestrogens, hypericins, hyperiside, hyperforin, parthenolide, deoxyvalenone mycotoxins, thujone, astragalosides, kavalactones, flavonoids, anthocyanins, procyanodins, oxindole alkaloids, and others. Techniques and validated methodologies available include: HPLC-DAD-ELSD-FLD, HPLC-MS/MS (ionization sources: ESI, APCI), UPLC-DAD-MSD, UPLC/GC-QTOF (ionization sources: ESI, APCI, ESCI, APPI and APGC) Ammar Saleem
Preparative scale isolation and purification • Methods are available for gel permeation clean up of environmental matrices including, sediment, water, animal tissue and biota.

• Methods are available for high degree purification of plant compounds by up-scale from analytical to preparative scale.

• Purification on silica columns

• Purification by liquid chromatography

• Centrifugation
Environmental Pollutants : Linda Kimpe

Metals : Emmanuel Yumvihoze

Natural Products : Ammar Saleem

Trace and toxic metals (extracted from air, water, soil, sediments, biota) Mercury, methyl mercury, ethyl mercury, full metal scans by ICP-MS. Emmanuel Yumvihoze
Radionuclides for dating sediment and peat horizons (paleoecology, paleolimnology) 210Pb, 214Pb, 214Bi 226Ra, 222Rn, 137Cs, 134Cs, 241Am Linda Kimpe
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