Microanalytical Facility

Microanalytical Facility
Elena Kreimer
Office: 27 Lewis Hall
Lab: 22 Lewis Hall
Phone: (510) 642-0701

The Microanalytical Facility performs CHNS analysis. The results of routine CHN analysis are usually available in 3 working days. In addition, the Facility offers an open access ICP Optima 7000 DV instrument. Questions regarding microanalysis should be directed to Elena Kreimer.

Sample requirements

At least 5 mg of sample should be submitted. Samples should be solid (oils will work too). No solvents must be present.


The Perkin Elmer 2400 Series II combustion analyzer is equipped for determination of %C, %H and %N. It also has the capacity for determination of %S. Sulfur samples are run every other week. Air sensitive samples are being analyzed on Thursdays and Fridays. Samples submitted by 9.15 a.m. on Thursdays will be analyzed by 5 p.m. on Fridays. If a sample will react in air within 10 minutes, it must be submitted as an air sensitive sample.

Submission form

To submit samples for the Microanalytical Facility register with our new online submission system:
Please label each sample vial with the corresponding request number.

Sample drop off/pick up

There is a basket in 22 Lewis marked "Sample Submission". Tape your sample to the submission form and put it in the basket. The results of analysis will be available online, and your sample(s) can be picked up in 22 Lewis Hall. Off hours sample submission can be placed in Mass Spectrometry Annex under CHN.