The analytical chemistry laboratory has a range of analytical instrumentation and sample preparation equipment for organic, isotopic and elemental analyses.

Analytical instrumentation

  • Oxford MQC Benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analyzer (NMR)
  • Lachat Flow Injection Nutrient Analyzer
  • Agilent Gas Chromatograph-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)
  • QP1020 Plus Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer with CTC Analytics PAL
  • System autosampler (GC-MS)
  • Varian Vista-Pro Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Europa Isotope Ratio Mass Spectometer (IRMS)
  • Agilent Liquid Chromatograph - UV-Vis Diode-Array - Fluorescence Detection (HPLC-DAD-FLD)
  • Total Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Analyzer Vario TOC Cube (TCN)
  • Total Organic Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur Analyzer Vario Max CNS (TCNS)

Plant tissue analyses

  • Total elements (Al, B, Ca, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, N, Na, S, Zn, C, Cl)
  • Stable Isotopes 13C and 15N
  • Total C and N
  • Fatty Acids Methyl Esters
  • Oil and water contents of oilseeds
  • Amino Acids (fluorescence detection)

Soil analyses (ASPAC method number)

  • Stable Isotopes 13C and 15N
  • Total Organic Carbon (6B2)
  • Total Nitrogen (7A5)
  • Ammonium Nitrogen (7C2)
  • Nitrate Nitrogen (7C2)
  • Exchangeable Calcium (15A1)
  • Exchangeable Magnesium (15A1)
  • Exchangeable Sodium (15A1)
  • Exchangeable Potassium (15A1)
  • Exchangeable Aluminium (15G1)
  • Soluble Chloride (5A2)
  • Colwell Extractable P (9B1 9B2)
  • Olsen Extractable P (9C1 9C2)
  • Colwell PBI (9I2a9I2b9)
  • Colwell Extractable K
  • Phosphorus Buffering Index (unadjusted) (9I4a9I4b9I4)
  • Extractable Zinc (12A1)
  • Extractable Iron (12A1)
  • Extractable Copper (12A1)
  • Extractable Sulfur (10D1)
  • Extractable Boron (12C2)
  • Extractable Manganese (12A1)
  • Air-Dry Moisture Content (2A1)
  • Electrical Conductivity (3A1)
  • pH (4A1, 4B2+4B4)

Water analyses

  • Total Carbon and Nitrogen
  • Nitrate, nitrite, ammonia
  • Phosphate
  • Elemental analysis (majors only)
  • Phytoplankton photosynthetic pigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids)

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