Structural Analysis Lab

The Structural Analysis Lab is part of the Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network (RNEM), created through the National Programme for Scientific Equipment Renewal (PNRC)/ FCT. Thus, collaboration is maintained with several national research institutions in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and medicine.

CHROMATOGRAPHY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY SERVICE

This service carries out high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), HPLC-MS/MS and UPLC-MS/MS analysis.
The Lab is equipped with two triple quadrupole mass spectrometers with atmospheric pressure ionisation sources (ESI and APCI).

Our services include:

  • Measurement of molecular masses of polar and nonpolar compounds
  • Routine chromatographic analysis for separation, identification and quantification of polar and nonpolar compounds
  • Analysis of complex samples
  • Development, implementation and validation of HPLC and UPLC methods
Type of analysis * RNEM Universities Other Institutions
MS spectrum (ESI or APCI) €18 €30 €45
MS Spectrum + Fragmentation (MS / MS) €18 €30 €45
HPLC-MS / MS and UPLC-MS / MS €80/hr €140/hr €220/hr
HPLC UV-Vis €25/hr €35/hr €70/hr

* Prices subject to VAT at the current rate (23%)

 

 

Please note:

  1. Prices may be adjusted based on the number of samples analysed. Please contact us for a quote;
  2. Prices do not include acquisition of the chromatographic column;
  3. The final price will include an extra hour required to stabilise the equipment;
  4. A final report with data interpretation may be requested (subject to quote).
  1. Read Notice No. 1/2019.
  2. Complete the request form.
    If you would like to repeat previous analytical conditions, please ask us for the appropriate form.
  3. Hand in the sample(s) and respective request form at the Structural Analysis Lab.
    Whenever possible, samples should be dissolved in a suitable solvent for MS and have a volume of 1 mL.
    Please contact us for analysis of extracts or other complex samples.

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS SERVICE

This service can accurately determine the percentage of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen and the purity of a compound.

Prices

Type of analysis * Universities Other Institutions
CHNS €15 €30
CHNS-O €25 €45

* Prices subject to VAT at the current rate (23%)

  1. Complete the request form.
  2. Hand in the sample(s) and respective request form at the Structural Analysis Lab.
    Samples must:
  • have 5 mg of dry solid sample for CHNS analysis
  • have 10 mg of dry solid sample for CHNS-O analysis
  • be delivered in glass vials of appropriate size for the sample volume or in round-bottom microcentrifuge tubes.

NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SERVICE

This service performs analysis and structural characterisation of small molecules in routine work, research and teaching.

Services will be subject to a prior quote. Prices will depend on the number of samples, their preparation and type and duration of the NMR experiment.

Contact us for a quote.

  1. Complete the request form.
  2. Hand in the sample(s) and respective request form at the Structural Analysis Lab.
    Samples must:
  • be fully soluble and delivered in labelled 5 mm NMR tubes (length 15 cm)
  • be dissolved in 600 μL of deuterated solvent (CDCl3, CD3OD, DMSO, D2O, etc.)

CONTACTS

Building H, Floor -1, Room C.1.1

Email: lae@ff.ulisboa.pt

Phone: +351 217 946 400  (Ext. 14396)

Laboratory Managers
Maria do Rosário Bronze
Noélia Duarte

Laboratory staff
Andreia Bento da Silva
Joana Carrola

Share