Equipment of didactic and research laboratories of the Department of Analytical Chemistry 

Didactic and research laboratories belonging to the Department of Analytical Chemistry cover rooms of 1500 m2. Currently most of the Departmental offices and laboratories is located at the second floor of the left wing of, so called, “Old Chemistry” building (no. 6). Furthermore, thanks to reconstruction of un-used cellar rooms it was possible to create three new laboratories: Laboratory of HPLC, Laboratory of Chromatographic Techniques and Laboratory of Spectroscopic Techniques.

Apparatus background of the Department is very versatile and constantly modified and supplemented, it includes, among others, gas chromatographs with FID, ECD, NPD, MS detectors, high performance liquid chromatographs with MS, DAD, fluorescence, IR, UV and tandem MS detectors, ions chromatographs, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, isotachopherograph, capillary electrophoretic set, TOC analyzers, set to perform flow injection analyses and inverse voltamperometry (electrochemical analyzer for trace metals determination), flame photometers, mercury analyzer, atomic absorption spectrometer with graphite cuvette atomization and flame atomization, portable spectrophotometer, set for water content determination with Karl-Fischer method, device for accelerated solvent extraction with solvents, microwave mineralizer, lyophilizers and olfactometric detector Sniffer.

The Department is equipped with unique in country and Europe analytical apparatus, namely two dimensional gas chromatograph hyphenated with mass detection (TOFMS detector equipped with time-of-flight analyzer of fragmentation ions). The advanced scientific apparatus enables performing full characteristics of food and environmental samples. What is more, recently purchased PTR-TOFMS enables performing quantitative determinations in real time. Thank to this apparatus it is possible to study processes occurring in samples in on-line manner. In the Department studies are also conducted to elaborate new technical solutions (electronic noses) that enable obtaining quantitative information on sample studied (e.g. information on quality or authenticity of food or presence of odor nuisance in the vicinity of pollution emitter). Department is also equipped with the most modern liquid chromatographs, among other, HPLC-MS-MS with linear ion trap and HPLC(UPLC)-QTOF-MS – both of which constitute indispensable tools in lipidomic and proteomic studies.