High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility (HRMSF)


Facility Description and Services

The High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility (HRMSF) provides high resolution mass spectrometry services for researchers at the University of Iowa and across the United States.  Using high resolution mass spectrometers, we can obtain accurate mass measurements to determine the elemental compositions of new synthetic molecules, metabolites, and natural products.  We can also perform tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) experiments, which are used to assist in the structure determination of unknown molecules and quantitative analysis at trace levels.  We have four mass spectrometers available (both GC-MS and LC-MS) for on-campus researchers.  Open access instruments are available to those on-campus who have been trained by the HRMSF staff.  Presently we serve researchers in over 35 research groups from six different colleges within the University of Iowa.

The HRMSF staff is available for consultation with researchers to develop mass spectrometry strategies to resolve research problems.  Most samples require 15 to 60 minutes of analysis time. We charge on an hourly rate of $72 for UI researchers. Charges for open access instrumentation usage are lower (please see our service rates page for more detailed information). Mass spectrometry services are also available to non-University of Iowa researchers at a somewhat increased rate (analysis forms for both University of Iowa and non-UI researchers on our forms page

More Information

For more information please contact us by either the telephone number or the email addresses listed on our contact information page.