Core Instrument Facility

The Core Instrumentation Facility is comprised of an array of sophisticated instrumentation for structural analysis of small and macromolecules. The Laboratory is located in Room DV3065 in the Chemical and Physical Sciences Department. The facility has been in operation since 2000 and is the home of many state-of-art instruments, providing support for all researchers at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. The objective of the core facility is to provide equipment and expertise to facilitate the use of chromatographic and spectroscopic methods, microscopy and mass spectrometry in research. Technical support is provided with the aim of training students in instrument operation, as well as design and execution of experiments. Once trained, many of the instruments are available to students on a self-service basis.

All training and scheduling inquiries and requests can be made to the facility Manager:

Dr. Peter Mitrakos
Phone: 905 828 5442
Fax: 905 828 5425
Email: peter.mitrakos@utoronto.ca

EQUIPMENT

Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) - Seiko SR50

Spectroscopy

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)- Bruker Alpha T with ATR
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)- Nicolet Avatar 360
Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-vis) - Biochrom Libra S22
Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-vis) - Biochrom Ultrospec 3100pro
Fluorescence Spectrophotometer - PTI
Fluorescence Spectrophotometer - Ocean Optics Flame Bundle FL
Raman Spectrophotometer - Ocean Optics-QE Pro

Chromatography

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) - UV-VIS detector - HP 1100 Series
Ion Chromatograph (IC) - Electrochemical and UV-VIS detectors - Dionex
Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID)- Perkin Elmer Clarus 500

Mass Spectroscopy

MALDI TOF Mass Spectrometer (currently unavailable)- Bruker Autoflex
Liquid Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS) -UV-VIS detector - Waters
Liquid Chromatograph with tandem Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS-MS) PE -Sciex 3000T
Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) - Shimadzu QP5050A

Elemental Analysis

'Inductively Coupled Plasma' ICP - Thermo Instruments - iCAP 6500 Duo

Other

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)- Seiko SII 6100
Electrochemical Workstation - CH Instruments
Dynamic Light Scaterring (DLS) - Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano - ZS
X-ray Diffraction (XRD) - Bruker D2 Phaser

CORE INSTRUMENT FEE SCHEDULE

Core Instrument

Internal UTM Rate $

External Rate $

GC-FID

12/h

36/h

GC-MS

20/h

60/h

LC

12/h

36/h

LC-MS

25/h

75/h

LC-MS/MS

40/h

120/h

UV-vis

7/h

21/h

DSC

5/h 15/h

ICP

60/h

140/h

FTIR

10/h 30/h

FTIR w/ATR

30/h 90/h                   

DLS

15/h 30/h

XRD

20/h 40/h

Fluorescence

11/h 25/h