Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry

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Analytical Chemistry

Chemistry & Physics Building Room 119/120A  

700 Planetarium  Place

Arlington, TX 76019-0065


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. has generously funded  a large number of  chromatography, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry instruments.  These are idea for supporting research in a wide variety of engineering and science fields.


Guidelines for New Users

  1. Create your own password-protected account on our FOM Reservation System
    1. If, during the process, you get a "WARNING: You must add a valid financial account number before continuing" - Please type "internal" in the “Account Number” field.
    2. It should not take more than 5 minutes to complete the process to set-up your account. Attached is a manual that might be helpful in the process.
    3. If you have any trouble please contact Maciej Kukula – Facility Manager (

Click this Link to be dircected to the FOM Reservation System


Instrumentation includes:

* Two HPLC-MS triple quadrupole systems (Shimadzu LCMS-8030); all HPLC-MS feature multiple ionization source and 2-D separations capabilities


o Ideal for small molecule quantitative analysis



* One HPLC-MS ion trap – time-of-flight system (Shimadzu LCMS-ITTOF)

o High mass accuracy (< 5 ppm error), high resolution, multi-stage tandem mass spectrometry is ideal for qualitative analysis of small molecules and proteomics applications


* One FT – IR (Shimadzu IR Prestige) with far IR kit; qualitative functional group analysis


All instruments are complete with appropriate software to support protein/biomolecule analysis (MASCOT server), polymer analysis, proteomics, metabolomics, and surface/tissue analysis, among others.


* Two HPLC-MS single quadrupole system (Shimadzu LCMS-2020)

o General mass spectrometric detection for HPLC separations and direct injection

* Two GC-MS single quadrupole systems (Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010 Ultra & GCMS-2010SE)


o Ideal analysis of volatile and semi-volatile small molecules

* One headspace GC-FID system (Shimadzu GC-2010 and CTC AOC 5000)


o Configured for blood alcohol analysis but ideal for trace analysis of volatile molecules from solution or headspace

* One MALDI ion trap – time-of-flight – MS (Shimadzu Resonance)


o All MALDI (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization) systems are ideal for small, medium, and large molecule analysis, including intact proteins and polymers.


o This instrument, though limited in its upper mass range by the ion trap, is capable of high mass accuracy multi-stage fragmentation of generated ions. (A unique capability in the US)

* One MALDI – TOF-TOF – MS (Shimadzu Axima Performance)


o This instrument is ideal for proteomics, protein, and polymer analysis, in addition to any general MALDI applications. The configuration of time-of-flight – collision cell – time-of-flight analyzers provides virtually no limit in mass of ions that can be interrogated by tandem mass spectrometry.


* One MALDI – TOF – MS (Shimadzu Axima MegaTOF); 1500 kDa detector range


o General MALDI mass spectrometer with an ultra-high mass range for analysis of high molecular weight polymers and multi-protein complexes.


* One Gel Permeation Chromatography system with Accuspot automated fractionation/spotting on MALDI target plate capabilities; ideal for polymer and protein analysis



* One Chemical Ink-jet Printer (Shimadzu ChIP-1000); preparation of tissue slices and surfaces for MALDI-MS imaging by controlled picoliter spotting of laser-absorbing matrix molecules.



* One ICP (inductively-coupled plasma) – OES atomic emission instrument (Shimadzu ICP-9000); full range of quantitative and qualitative trace metals analysis.


* One Spectrofluorometer (Shimadzu RF-5301)


* One (1) UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu UV-1800)