A list of the analytical instruments and synthesis facilities that support the research and services offered by the Ferrier Research Institute.

Analytical instruments


  • Two Bruker 500 mHz and one Bruker 300 MHz NMR spectrometers on site.

Mass spectrometry

  • Waters Q-ToF Premier LCMS service on site.
  • Agilent 6130 LCMS with an Agilent 1260 HPLC front end.
  • Agilent GC and Agilent GCMS.


  • Four stand alone Agilent HPLC systems with diode array (DAD), refractive index (RI) and charged aerosol detection (CAD).
  • Dionex high-performance anion exchange chromatography system with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD).
  • Waters HPLC system interfaced with a multi-angle laser light scattering detector (MALLS).
  • HPLC detection systems:
    • charged aerosol detection (CAD)
    • evaporative light scattering (ELS)
    • fluorescence
    • UV detection, including photodiode array (PD).
  • General Electric ÄKTA protein purification system.
  • Laboratory viscometry measurement apparatus.

Synthesis equipment

  • Two flow microreactors
  • ThalesNano H-Cube® flow hydrogenation reactor
  • 5 Grace Reveleris® flash chromatography systems with UV and ELSD detection
  • Polarimeter
  • Microwave reactor
  • Reaction calorimetry apparatus
  • Pressure hydrogenation facilities