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Supercritical Fluid Chromatograph ACQUITY UPC2 Mass Spectrometer Waters Xevo TQD


The ACQUITY UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography with mass spectrometer is a multi-user equipment of the CERSusChem acquired by the grant FAPESP 2016/20609-8.  This new technology provides both high speed and resolution without sacrificing basic parameters of the analysis. A very important characteristic of this system is the rate at which analysis can be executed - this factor will facilitate the identification and characterization of the synthesized and natural compounds, and thus, the results can be obtained in a quickly and effectively way.

This device has supercritical CO2 as mobile phase in the presence of small amounts of a co-solvent. This feature avoids the need to purchase special solvents, which are generally expensive, being a waste free apparatus - therefore contributing to the principles of green chemistry.


Management and sharing in the use of the multi-user equipment

1. The management committee, responsible for setting the access policy to the equipment and its model of management, is comprised by Profs. Drs. Arlene G. Corrêa, Marcio W. Paixão e Quezia B. Cass.

2. The user’s committee, in charge of following and assessing the operation and suitability of the use policies of the equipment and its model of management, is comprised by Profas. Drs. Regina  V. de Oliveira (DQ-UFSCar), Felipe C. Wouters (DQ-UFSCar) and Antonio C. B. Burtoloso (IQSC-USP).

3. Use of the equipment:

The user does not have access to the equipment, only to the services that it provides. When the solicited service involves analytical development or result interpretation, the conditions and time for the analysis will be described in the closing hiring stage of the service.

The user must schedule the use of the UPC2 equipment in a proper form, available for download in the EMU site. The committee will assess the use schedule of the equipment and will inform the solicitor on the foreseen date for the analysis. The weekly schedule is build considering the use of the equipment for three days to users at the Department of Chemistry at UFSCar, one day to users from other departments at UFSCar and one day to users from other universities or companies.

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