Analytical Facilities Freising

Chromatography, extraction and spectroscopy

 

  • Gas chromatographs with automatic sampling systems (split/splitless, on column, head space, SPME, purge & trap, sample loops, cold sampling system, pyrolysis, thermal desorption) and detectors FID, WLD, FPD, NPD, ECD, PDD,elementspecific detector EPED (Echelle Plasma Emissions Detector) for F, CI, Br, J, S, C)

  • Liquid chromatographs with automatic sampling systems and detectors (UV, diode-array, fluorescence, refractive index, ELSD)

  • Preparative gel permeation chromatography

  • Accelerated solvent extraction (ASE/PLE)

  • A range of HPLC/MS/MS with APCI, APPI, HESI and electrospray-interface (triple quad, ion trap and linear trap, QTOF), additional ASAP- and APGC-interface for high resolution QTOF-MS

  • Coupled systems with high resolution GC-mass spectroscopy (HRGC/HRMS)

  • Coupled systems with low resolution GC-mass spectrometry (GC/MS, headspace-GC/MS, purge&trap-GC/MS, pyrolysis-GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, TOF-MS)

  • DESI source for HPLC-MS

  • LC-GC-coupling for mineral oil analysis

  • High performance electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis

  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) with graphite tube technology and flame ionisation

  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry ICP-MS

  • X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) for elemental analysis

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis (EDX/RMA) and cryo-preparation

  • Optical spectrometers (FT-IR, UV-vis), GC/FTIR/MS)

  • Raman spectroscopy (confocal microscopy)

  • Atomic force microscopy

  • Safety laboratory for ultra-trace analyses (e.g. PCB, dioxins)

  • Aroma sensor

  • Polymer analysis (molecular weight determination) via GPC

  • Automated permeation measurement systems with GCs for organic substances and permanent gases

  • Asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) for the separation and characterization of proteins, polymers and nanoparticles

Sensory Analytics

 

Material properties

 

  • Particle characterization (charge, size, size distribution)

  • Rheometers (rotation and oscillation viscosimeters)

  • Texture measurement (stamp and shear cells)

  • Measuring equipment for testing aroma permeability (barrier properties)

  • Automated measuring cells for long-term permeation measurements with gases/organic substances (fuels, aromas through thick or high-barrier materials)

  • Migration testing and evaluation of the legal conformity of foodstuffs to German, EU and US/FDA regulations

  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC thermal analysis)

  • Microwave and high-frequency test cells

  • Electrochemical test methods (DC)

  • Impedance spectroscopy (AC)

  • PCR analysis

  • Trained sensory panel according to DIN (for smell and taste)

  • Correlation of trace analyses and sensory results

  • Aroma sensors

  • Pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

  • Dynamic vapor sorption (DVS)

  • Headspace gas analyses (GC/gas sensors), optical sensors for oxygen measurement

  • Gas permeation kinetics

  • Suntester

  • Illumination tests (Daylight)

Microbiological and molecularbiological investigations

 

  • Biolog™-system (identification, phenotyping)

  • Solid-phasecytometer (fast microbial count)

  • Real-Time PCR

  • BacTrac™ impedence measurement

  • Automated DNA isolation

  • Automated capillary electrophoresis

  • Flow cytometer

  • Microplate reader with gas control