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The Jackson Group
Department of Forensic and Investigative Science



Bruker amaZon Ion Trap (~2012) Mass Spectrometer with CTD & ETD

Th Bruker 3D ion trap is the work-horse for most of our CTD experiments. We duplicated the capability with our collaborators, Dr. Hélène Rogniaux and Dr. David Ropartz, at the BIBS MS platform  INRAE in Nantes, France. This instrument is also compatible with UHPLC to accomplish UHPLC-CTD-MS of complex mixtures of oligosaccharides.

Helene, Zach, David and Mrio collecting CTD-MS data Mario Mendis with UHPLC 2020 Zach performing CTD-MS

Thermo Scientific Velos Pro (~2012) Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer with ETD & CTD

Our linear ion trap is primarily used for MS2 and MSn fragmentation studies of novel psychoactive substances (NPSs). The instrument is also modified to enable Charge Transfer Dissociation (CTD) reactions. spectrometer Alia Hacker on Velos Pro, 2020

Thermo Finnigan Delta V (~2012) with Trace GC-Combustion interface and Flash EA

This magnetic sector instrument is capable of bulk 13C, 15N and 34S (simultaneously) through the Flash EA, and compound-specific 13C via the GC-combustion interface. Previously, we have used a Dionex HPLC-Isolink interface to achieve compound-specific isotope analysis, but the GC-C interface is more reliable in our hands. The GC-C-IRMS instrument is currently being used for amino acids in human hair and insects.
Erica Maney on Thermo GC-C-IRMS 2020

Agilent 6538 UHD Accurate Mass Q-TOF (~2010)

This Q-TOF, kindly donated by the FDA, is operated with either ESI or DART ion sources, and has typically been used for accurate mass measurements of novel psychoactive substances and fentanyl analogs.
Alia Hacker with Agilent Q-TOF