Please see the current instrument status and location page for more information on each instrument.





Our Mass Spectrometry Facility runs over 20,000 samples every year!!


About Our Services


    Our facility offers support for the analysis of a wide variety of analytes using mass spectrometry based techniques. We have instrumentation and expertise in multiple ionization techniques including ESI, APCI, EI, and CI allowing for investigation of a wide range of molecular structures. With our three staff operated instruments, we provide services for molecular formula confirmation (accurate mass measurement), structural elucidation (MS/MS) and quantitation of small molecules. We also offer three user-run Walk-Up instruments that are available 24/7 for trained users.

    We are currently serving researchers from 10 departments at UT Austin, as well as users from 5 other UT campuses and 14 external universities / national labs! We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can help fulfill your sample analysis needs.


Sample Count (Updated Monthly)

 Instrument  Resolution &
Ionization Method
 Number of Billed
Samples Since 2013
Agilent 6530 Q-TOF HR ESI, APPI & APCI 16,873
Agilent 6530 Q-TOF LR ESI, APPI & APCI 9,314
 Waters AutoSpec HR CI 3,212
 Thermo TSQ LR CI 2,644
 Agilent 6130 Welch Walk-Up LC/MS LR ESI & APCI35,755
 Agilent 6120 NHB Walk-Up LC/MS LR ESI & APCI 53,145
 Agilent 5977E Walk-Up
GC/MS
 LR EI 6,834
All All Total: 127,777

Total Number of Billed EXTERNAL Samples Since 2013: 5,569




Recent Announcements

  • MSF is Fully Operational Again 1/14/20After the power loss on 1/1/20, the mass spec facility is now fully operational once again. Thank you for your patience.
    Posted Jan 14, 2020, 7:58 AM by Kristin Jeannette Suhr
  • New Year, New MS Labels Starting 1/1/20 Please only use the new MSF20-#### submission labels provided on the submission table in NHB 5.342. Throw out any old MSF20 labels that ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2020, 9:14 AM by Kristin Jeannette Suhr
  • Instruments Down Due to Power Loss *ATTENTION*Due to electrical problems in our building, several of our instruments are temporarily down. Please see the current instrument status and location page for more information on each instrument
    Posted Jan 13, 2020, 10:39 AM by Kristin Jeannette Suhr
  • MSF Closed 12/23/19 - 1/3/20 The Mass Spectrometry Facility will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd for staff run samples. The Walk-Up Instruments will still be available 24/7 for trained users ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2019, 2:03 PM by Mass Spec
  • Walk-Up LC/MS Changes Starting Monday July 22nd 2019, many changes will be made to both the Welch and NHB walk-up LC/MS instruments. This has been something we have wanted to do ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2019, 8:48 AM by Mass Spec
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