October 23, 2020 at 9:13 am

Bythell Group Awarded Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Grant for Instrumentation

Benjamin Bythell, portrait

Dr. Benjamin Bythell

Dr. Benjamin Bythell’s group has purchased a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system together with a LC/MS 8050 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, nitrogen generator, and quantitation software thanks to an $184,500 instrumentation grant from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. together with start-up funds from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Bythell is Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University.

LC/MS 8050 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer

LC/MS 8050 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer

How Will the new Equipment be Employed? 

The equipment will specifically be used to enable identification and quantification of carbohydrates, metabolites, and other chemicals of interest. Consequently, it will support the current NSF and NIH-funded projects in addition to future endeavors,” Bythell says.  

Why Did You Select this Particular Equipment? 

This type of mass spectrometer is extremely fast and sensitive, enabling detailed analyses of minute amounts of biological (or other) chemicals. The HPLC system enables us to separate those analytes prior to introduction into the mass spectrometer. Finally these instruments complement the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department’s already present high-resolution mass spectrometry equipment and incoming NSF MRI award instrument ( 

Shimadzu High Pressure Liquid Chromatography system

Shimadzu High Pressure Liquid Chromatography system



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