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Mass spectrometry

Introductory description

This module introduces the student to the many facets of modern mass spectrometry. Emphasis is placed both on the interpretation of spectra and also on instrumental methods, covering modern methods of ionisation (including ESI and MALDI) and mass analysis (including orthogonal TOF and FT-ICR) and the use of linked methods such as GC/MS, HPLC/MS and tandem mass spectrometry. Practical sessions include practice at interpretation and experiments using various mass spectrometric techniques.

Assessment group C2
  Weighting Study time
Written Assessments 50%  

written reports, 5 pages each

Written Examination (Locally Held) 50%  

Standard written exam

Indicative reading list

F.W McLafferty and F. Turecek, "Interpretation of Mass Spectra", 4th edition, University Science Books.
E. de Hoffmann and V. Stroobant, "Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications", 3rd edition, Wiley.

Module leader:

Prof. Pete O'Connor