CRITCL Mass Spec


Effective March 17th, all Mass Spectrometry Core usage will move to sample submission ONLY on ALL platforms.

The Core staff will do their best to accommodate those who have current appointments on all platforms, however, they cannot guarantee they will stick to this schedule.

If you have appointments this week, please access iLab and submit your sample information via the Sample Submission forms.

All future samples will need a sample submission form in iLab before we analyze your samples. A sample drop off box is on Brandie’s office door

For the immediate future, all instrument trainings are on hold.

Please contact Brandie with questions.

Mass Spectrometry CORE Laboratory

Mass Spec Instrument

Laboratory Mission

The Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Core Laboratory enables innovative research at UNC-Chapel Hill by providing equipment, expertise and training in small molecule applications utilizing mass spectrometry in an open-access facility.

We proactively build relationships with UNC departments and researchers (both internal and external) to acquire, support and operate mass spectrometry capabilities that are critical for their current and future research success.

The UNC Department of Chemistry Chemical Research Instrumentation Teaching and Core Laboratories, CRITCL, Mass Spectrometry Core laboratory specializes in small molecule analysis. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • complex mixture analysis using chromatography MS
  • lipidomics (profiling and quantitation)
  • metabolomics
  • molecular formula confirmation using accurate mass
  • small molecule quantitation using chromatography (gas or liquid) coupled to mass spectrometry (MS).
  • structural elucidation using MS/MS and MSn

We also support high-throughput catalysis research for inorganic and organic research labs in our Reaction Innovation Sub-Core for Excellence (RISE) Catalysis Center.

Our website can be accessed HERE for more information on our experimental capabilities, mass spectrometer systems, rates, etc.



Room 009 and 040, Caudill Laboratories, ground floor. BSL 2 Laboratory, Kenan Laboratories B 332


Monday through Friday

08:00 AM – 04:00 PM