IOCB Prague

Stanislava Matějková Group

Analytical Laboratory
Core Facility
PHYS cluster

About our group

Our group provides analytical services for researches at the institute. Combination of techniques of elemental analysis (determination of CHN, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry [ICP-OES] possibly coupled to electrothermal vaporization of the sample [ETV-ICP-OES], fluoride ion selective electrode and classical titration methods) with molecular spectroscopy methods (infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, circular dichroism and linear dichroism spectroscopy) our department provides fundamantal support allowing a complete elemental analysis and elucidation of the structure of various compounds both synthetic and/or isolated from natural matrices. Using these techniques, we participate in structural and conformation assignment of studied molecules and/or in the studies of chemical processes. Furthermore, measurement of thermal properties of the compounds using differential scanning calorimetry [DSC] and determination of their solubility improves the characterization of these substances.