It allows the identification and quantification of metabolites in complex biological samples by means of mass spectrometry coupled with liquid and gas chromatography. The metabolomics represents the chemical composition of a cell and allows an overview of cell functions, since it directly reflects its physiological state, allowing the characterization and differentiation of organisms. The installation is composed of two mass spectrometers coupled to liquid and gas chromatography.
The GC/MS has a flight time type mass analyzer (TOF), Pegasus HT, of the LECO Corporation brand, and is intended for primary metabolite analysis.
The LC/MS is composed of a Thermo Scientific LTQ-XL linear ion-trap analyzer used for identification, structural determination and quantification of medium/low molecular mass molecules (secondary metabolites, carbohydrates, lipids, among others).
The facility serves users who work in the area of bioenergy and green chemistry.