The UNC Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry facility specializes in small molecule analysis. Our services include, but are not limited to, quantitative mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography separations, fragmentation and structural elucidation mass spectrometry, complex mixture analysis, high resolution and accurate mass analysis, and MALDI ionization. Our facility provides individualized user training for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral scholars in the Department of Chemistry.
Additionally, we aim to provide the highest quality mass spectrometric services possible to members of the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry, UNC campus community and surrounding Research Triangle area.
There are two possible mechanisms for having samples analyzed in our facility. Samples can be submitted for analysis on a fee for service basis or students can run their own samples, following required training, on our instrumentation.
Please contact Dr. Brandie M. Ehrmann for more information. We provide students/scholars with assistance in experimental design, data acquisition, and data analysis
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is located in room 040 on the ground floor of Caudill Laboratories.
Monday through Friday
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is under the direction of Dr. Brandie M. Ehrmann, a mass spectrometrist with expertise in ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry and complex mixture analysis. She is assisted by David Crizer, a departmental graduate assistant. David handles routine analyses, assist with student training, and routine instrument maintenance procedures.
Director Mass Spectroscopy Facility
Brandie M. Ehrmann, Ph.D.
Caudill Laboratories, room 040
Caudill Laboratories, room 052 - Office
Glish Laboratory Member
Caudill Laboratories, room 323
Samples should be submitted to the tray marked "Samples In", located in the cabinet just outside of Caudill 040. All samples must be accompanied by an online submission form (TO BE POSTED 01/23/15).
The more information provided about an analyte, the higher quality the results will be. Important information includes, but is not limited to:
Please contact the Lab Director for training, if you are interested in becoming an open access user.
The hourly rates for facility use are subject to change, and differ according to the following user categories: Chemistry, UNC-CH, UNC-OFF,and External. The definition of these four categories are as follows:
Chemistry Faculty including joint appointees without regard to funding source
Memos of Understanding with other Departments
Excludes non-Chemistry faculty who are co-principal investigators
UNC-CH Departments not covered under Chemistry
UNC Departments not on the Chapel Hill campus
Other non-UNC Universities
Prime time is defined by the building open and close hours, currently 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
All charges are determined by the hour - both instrument and staff time charges apply.