School of Chemistry Support

A wide range of Chemistry samples are processed routinely, or as a service, within the BMSF each year, often in conjunction with other units of the Analytical Centre. A number of successful research projects are also undertaken in close collaboration with UNSW researchers. Staff within the BMSF can assist in designing and implementing mass spectrometry for many different projects. Please email us for more information.

High Resolution Molecular Weight Confirmation by Electrospray:

This service is offered by nanospary on the Orbitrap XL every Tuesday. Samples should be submitted by Tuesday morning prior to the service being run. If you are interested in this service please email Leanne Stephenson or Lewis Adler.

Direct Insertion Electron Impact solids probe analysis:

A low resolution electron impact service using the DSQII (a single quadrupole mass spectrometer) is available on request. If you are interested in this service please email Lewis Adler to arrange submission of samples (a special sample cup is required).

MALDI (matrix assisted laser desorption ionization):

High and low mass measurements of solids or co-crystallised samples are available using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization. Samples should be submitted to the upper campus for analysis. For more information please contact us.


A key endeavour of the BMSF is to facilitate user access and training in mass spectrometry and LC. If If you are interested in analysing your own samples please email us to arrange a meeting.

Samples may also be submitted for routine mass analysis, LC/MS, GC/MS, and HPLC (including fractionation). Service samples will be run weekly or as arranged with individual users. Where possible we would recommend users be trained to operate the instruments, with BMSF staff providing ongoing support and advice as required. 

For further information on the services offered, or to make suggestions on new capabilities required by the BMSF, please email us.