Flinders Analytical specialises in mass spectrometry based chemical and biological analysis. It provides one of the most comprehensive mass spectrometry services in Australia. Flinders Analytical services are available to commercial and academic clients and includes method development, routine as well as customised analysis and data interpretation.


Products and services

Comprehensive mass spectrometry services including:

  • Elemental analysis via ICPMS and Stable Isotope Ratio-Mass Spectrometry
  • Ion Mobility and Accurate Mass Spectrometry
  • Separation and analysis of chemicals and bio-chemicals using Liquid Chromatography-MS
  • Separation and analysis of volatile compounds via Gas Chromatography-MS
  • Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation Mass Spectrometry and Imaging Mass Spectrometry for analysis of bio-macromolecules and synthetic polymers


Type Manufacturer Model Technical Specifications
ICPMS Agilent 7500 Elemental analysis and quantification
ICPMS Perkin-Elmer NexION 350D Includes ability to analyse nanoparticles
ICP-OES Perkin-Elmer Optima  
HDMS Waters Synapt A high resolution Q-ToF instrument that includes an ion-mobility cell and a nanoflow source Accurate mass measurement and molecular separation not only by mass but also by molecular size
MALDI Mass Spectrometer Bruker Autoflex III Smartbeam laser with imaging capabilities
GC-MS Agilent 5975C Analysis of volatile and semi-volatile compounds
Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer GV Instruments Isoprime Analysis of carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios, this instrument includes the ability to perform compound specific isotope analysis through an Agilent GC and combustion interface
Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer Waters Quattro Micro Triple quadrupole instrument with electrospray ionization
Isotopic Water Analyser Picarro L2130-I Analysis of hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios in water
Name Description
Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis For the elements of carbon and nitrogen
Trace Metal Analysis Provided by ICPMS to parts per billion (ppb) and parts per trillion (ppt) levels
Mixture separation and quantification LCMS and LCMS/MS of mixtures
Oligonucleotides and Peptides Molecular weight confirmation and impurity detection
Proteomics MALDI MS/MS of peptide digests and database searching
Molecular imaging of plant and animal tissues MALDI imaging and sample preparation
Molecular Mass and Structure Determination High resolution/accurate mass
Water analysis Hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios
Silicate, ammonia, phosphate and nitrate


Dr Daniel Jardine

Facility Manager


Flinders University
Room 112
Physical Sciences Building (Bldg 54)
Physical Sciences Rd
Bedford Park SA 5042