Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy

Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy

Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS) is a technique for the analysis and quantitation of organic volatile and semi-volatile compounds. GC is used to separates mixtures into individual components and the MS then detects what each of the components in the sample.


General Contact



Capri Price, Ph.D.

Research Associate and Lab Manager


Campus Address

Institute of Materials Science
Storrs Campus

Mailing Address

97 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3136



Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy: Agilent 7890A/5975C

Agilent 7890A (GC) / 5975C (MS): Primarily used for polymer analysis.  Samples are thermal extraction directly into the GC column. Volatiles and semi-volatiles organics are separation by GC and identification by MS.


Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy: Agilent 6890/5972A

Agilent 6890 (GC) /5972A (MS): Polymer identification by Pyrolysis. Samples are heated within the pyrolysis furnace up to 950C. Pyrolysis products are transferred directly into the injection port for separation by GC and identification by MS.


Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy: Nicolet Magna 560


  • polymer identification
  • Infrared analysis of organic compounds which are typically in liquid or solids forms
  • Sample preparation equipment such as pellet dies and a hydraulic pellet press are available.

Raman Spectroscopy: Renishaw System 2000

Collection of Raman spectra with 1 micron spatial resolution. Samples can be organic or inorganic, liquid or solids.


Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Horiba Fluorolog III (Steady State)

Analysis of carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, polymers, and semiconductors.


Elementar Vario MICRO Cube

CHNOS Elemental Analyzer; can preform quantitative or relative elemental analysis of C, H, N, S for organic solid or liquid samples. Oxygen determination by difference.