Mass Spectrometry

Kent State University is a partner in the Ohio Mass Spectrometry Consortium and the Mass Spectrometry Consortium for Materials and Medical Research which are funded by the Ohio Board of Regents Hayes Investment Fund. The following instruments were obtained from this fund:

  • An Esquire LC Ion-Trap electrospray LC/MS
  • A Thermo-Finnigan GC-MS (EI/CI detection)
  • A Voyager DE MALDI-TOF spectrometer

A Bruker Esquire 3000plus MS coupled with an Agilent mass HP 1100 HPLC (autosampler, diode array detector) is also available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Twieg.


The NMR facility consists of a Bruker AMX 300 MHz, a Bruker DMX 400 MHz (with solids capability) and a Varian Inova 500 MHz spectrometers. Research performed in this facility includes routine organic product analysis, protein structural determination, mesoporous solids analysis, biological membrane phase transitions, microscopic imaging and quantum computing.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University has a Siemens D5000 Powder Diffractometer and a Bruker AXS platform single crystal X-ray diffractometer upgraded with an APEX II CCD detector. The radiation used is graphite monochromatized Mo K a radiation (1 = 0.7107 A). The instrument is currently equipped with an Oxford 700 Series Cryostream low temperature device (operates at 100 K). Lattice determination, data collection, structure refinement, scaling, and data reduction are carried out using Apex2 v1.0-27.