The Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy Facility at CSULB houses
a Hewlett Packard 4500 ICP-MS and a Perkin Elmer 6100DRC Unit. The former was installed in 1998. The
latter was purchased from a NSF Major Instrumentation Award (Grant # OCE-9977564) together with matching funds from the College of Natural
Sciences CSULB. The PE 6100DRC is supplied with ammonia and hydrogen reaction
gases and also has flow injection and hydride generation capabilities.
Additional capabilities include chromatography interfaced ICPMS.
Size Exclusion, Ion Exchange, Ion-pairing, Reverse Phase and muli-dimensional
chromatography systems are currently available. We anticipate the
addition of a high energy UV laser attachment for the instruments to allow
spatial analyses of solid samples.
E 6100DRC ICP-MS with Fias System Capable of Hydride generation and
Flow Injection analysis
ICP-MS showing torch assembly and autosampler system
Two dimensional HPLC system capable of resolving proteins and polypeptides
by size and charge. A third dimension involving reverse phase separations
is currently being added. Detection and identification of the eluting
peaks is conducted by two diode array UV-Vis spectrophotometers positioned
downstream of the columns.
Coupled HPLC-ICPMS for the quantification of metals associated with
cytosolic metalloproteins. Comparable systems exist for ion chromatography
UV Laser Ablation System with optical and specimen stage
Interface and Transfer line for the connection of the Laser to the
CCD Image of Ablated Rock
sample undergoing ICP-MS analysis
ICP-MS with conventional autosampler system.
NSF-Funded student internships for training students in molecular toxicology
and metallo-protein biochemistry