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15 T Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer

15 T Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer Leading-edge Equipment Home

Equipment Introduction

Ultra-high resolution 15 Tesla FT-ICR MS is the only mass spectrometer in Korea that provides a world-class mass resolution and accuracy, and has been used in the fields of petroleomics, metabolomics, natural organic matter analysis and environmental analysis.

Characteristics of the Equipment

  • The world best mass resolution : > 10,000,000
  • Dual ion source : ESI/MALDI
  • Applicable methods : MALDI Imaging, APCI, APPI, LC/MS/MS
  • Various ionization methods and MS/MS techniques: APCI, APPI, CID, ECD, ETD, IS-CAD

Representative Research Case

Development of comprehensive analysis method for water-soluble and -insoluble hazardous organic substances in PM 2.5 airborne particles

To solve the fine airborne dust problem posing as a major threat to the national health, an analytical platform for determining the composition and content of the complex organic matter in the fine aerosols was developed, and more accurate and valuable information on the aerosol-derived hazardous organic compounds has been acquired.

Investigation of regional characteristics of aerosol-derived organics and heavy metal isotopes collected during winter season at the strategic spots of Korea and China


  • Characterization of biosynthesized melanin dye
  • Streptomyces secondary metabolite analysis

Representative Research Papers

  • Assessment of PM2.5-bound nitrogen-containing organic compounds (NOCs) during winter at urban sites in China and Korea
    Jang K.-S., Choi M., Park M., Park M.H., Kim Y.H., Seo J., Wang Y., Hu M., Bae M.-S., Park K.,
    Environmental Pollution, 2020, 265(), PP 114870, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114870
  • Structural variation of humic-like substances and its impact on plant stimulation: Implication for structure-function relationship of soil organic matters
    Yoon H.Y., Jeong H.J., Cha J.-Y., Choi M., Jang K.-S., Kim W.-Y., Kim M.G., Jeon J.-R.,
    Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 725(), PP 138409, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138409
  • Are nitrous oxide emissions indirectly fueled by input of terrestrial dissolved organic nitrogen in a large eutrophic Lake Taihu, China?
    Zhou Y., Xiao Q., Zhou L., Jang K.-S., Zhang Y., Zhang M., Lee X., Qin B., Brookes J.D., Davidson T.A., Jeppesen E.,
    Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 722(), PP 138005, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138005
  • Iron competition triggers antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor during coculture with Myxococcus xanthus
    Lee N., Kim W., Chung J., Lee Y., Cho S., Jang K.-S., Kim S.C., Palsson B., Cho B.-K.,
    ISME Journal, 2020, 14(5), PP 1111-1124, doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0594-6
  • Microbial production and consumption of dissolved organic matter in glacial ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau
    Zhou L., Zhou Y., Hu Y., Cai J., Liu X., Bai C., Tang X., Zhang Y., Jang K.-S., Spencer R.G.M., Jeppesen E.,
    Water Research, 2019, 160(), PP 18-28, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.05.048
  • Variability in Dissolved Organic Matter Composition and Biolability across Gradients of Glacial Coverage and Distance from Glacial Terminus on the Tibetan Plateau
    Zhou Y., Zhou L., He X., Jang K.-S., Yao X., Hu Y., Zhang Y., Li X., Spencer R.G.M., Brookes J.D., Jeppesen E.,
    Environmental Science and Technology, 2019, 53(21), PP 12207-12217, doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b03348
  • Decreasing diversity of rare bacterial subcommunities relates to dissolved organic matter along permafrost thawing gradients
    Zhou L., Zhou Y., Yao X., Cai J., Liu X., Tang X., Zhang Y., Jang K.-S., Jeppesen E.,
    Environment International, 2020, 134(), PP -, doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105330
  • Influence of Biogenic Organics on the Chemical Composition of Arctic Aerosols
    Choi J.H., Jang E., Yoon Y.J., Park J.Y., Kim T.-W., Becagli S., Caiazzo L., Cappelletti D., Krejci R., Eleftheriadis K., Park K.-T., Jang K.S.,
    Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2019, 33(10), PP 1238-1250, doi:10.1029/2019GB006226
  • Platelet Factor 4 as a Novel Exosome Marker in MALDI-MS Analysis of Exosomes from Human Serum
    Nguyen H.-Q., Lee D., Kim Y., Paek M., Kim M., Jang K.-S., Oh J., Lee Y.-S., Yeon J.E., Lubman D.M., Kim J.,
    Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91(20), PP 13297-13305, doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04198
  • Evaluating the contributions of different organic matter sources to urban river water during a storm event via optical indices and molecular composition
    Lee M.-H., Lee Y.K., Derrien M., Choi K., Shin K.H., Jang K.-S., Hur J.,
    Water Research, 2019, 165(), PP -, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.115006
  • Toll-like receptor mediated inflammation requires FASN-dependent MYD88 palmitoylation
    Kim Y.-C., Lee S.E., Kim S.K., Jang H.-D., Hwang I., Jin S., Hong E.-B., Jang K.-S., Kim H.-S.,
    Nature Chemical Biology, 2019, 15(9), PP 907-916, doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0344-0