Rates

Rates

User fees are necessary in order to cover the costs of providing access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, including instrument maintenance, certain consumables, and compressed gases and liquids. Rates for MC2 instrument use depend on user category.  If you would like to discuss a special project or collaboration, or you have questions about your bill, do not hesitate to contact us. Rates below may vary depending on work required to address clients' needs.

Mass spectrometry      Microscopy and imaging laboratory      Magnetic resonance      Thermal analysis and spectroscopy      X-ray diffraction


Mass spectrometry

With operator service

  McGill Chemistry Department Other academic Industry
MALDI (Autoflex III), per sample $35 $52.50 $70
GCMS (Polaris Q), per sample $30 $45 $60
GCMS (Polaris Q), per hour $30 $45 $60
API/AM (EXACTIVE), per sample $30 $45 $60
API/AM (MAXIS), per sample $30 $45 $60
LCMS, per hour $30 $45 $60
LCMS data processing, per sample $10 $15 $20
API (LCQ), per sample $30 $45 $60

 

Without operator service

  McGill Chemistry Department Other academic Industry
API (LCQ), per hour $30 $45 $60
GCMS, per hour $30 $45 $60
MALDI, per sample $15 $22.50 $30

 

Microscopy and imaging

Consumables (SPM probes, TEM grids, SEM stubs) are charged at the rate sold by our suppliers.

  McGill QCAM members Non-QCAM members (McGill) and other academia Industry
Training (on-line and data processing), per person, maximum 3 people $50 $100 $150
With operator service (prime-time hours), per hour1 $30 $80 $250
Without operator service (prime-time hours), per hour1 $15 $30 $125
Without operator service (off-hours), per hour2 $12 $15 (McGill only) N/A

Notes:

1 Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm (without operator); 8:30 am – 4 pm (with operator)

2 Weekends, holidays and weekday 6 pm – 8 am. McGill Chemistry users only

3 Annual rate for service without operator applied automatically after reaching $2800 in hourly rates for McGill QCAM members or $4200 for Non-QCAM McGill and other academia

 

Magnetic resonance

Solution NMR

Training takes place in two parts.  The first part, which costs $10, includes an introduction to the autosampler instruments and structure solution via NMR.  The second part, which costs $15, covers the non-autosampler instruments and a more in-depth look at processing software.

Data processing by the NMR facility manager is charged at the same rate as operator service instrument time.

Rates for the QANUC 800 MHz instrument are set by QANUC.

 

McGill Chemistry Department

McGill non-chemistry Other nonprofit organization Industry
Bruker 500, Bruker 400, Varian 500, QANUC 500, Varian 400 without operator service, per hour $5.50 $20 $35 N/A
MERCURY 300 without operator service, per hour $4 $20 $35 N/A
All instruments, with operator service, per hour $10 $20 $35 $100

 

Solid-state NMR

Training is charged at the standard usage rate.

Rotor packing / sample prep time is charged when users are not present during the experiment.

Users who provide their own rotors will receive a 20% discount.

  McGill Chemistry Department1 McGill non-chemistry Other nonprofit organization Industry
Instrument time, one hour $8 $19 $23 $64
Rotor packing / sample prep time, per hour $10 $20 $25 $60
Data processing, per hour $10 $22 $25 $60
Instrument time, two hours $16 $38 $45 $120
Instrument time, half day (up to five hours) $27 $64 $75 $240
Instrument time, full day (up to ten hours) or overnight (up to fourteen hours) $54 $128 $150 $400
Instrument time, 24 hours $108 $250 $300 $800
Instrument time, one week (seven days continuously) $540 $1250 $1500 N/A

 

EPR

All consumables (EPR tubes, liquid nitrogen, nitrogen gas, liquid helium, etc.) are charged at the rate sold by Chemistry Stores or our suppliers.

  McGill Chemistry Department1 McGill non-chemistry Other nonprofit organization Industry
One hour $10 $20 $50 $100
Half day $20 $40 $100 $200
Full day $40 $80 $200 $400

Note:

1McGill Chemistry Department users will be charged a maximum of $1500 non-operator usage over the course of the fiscal year (April - March).

 

Thermal analysis and spectroscopy

TGAs and DSCs

  Academic (without service, per hr)1 Academic (with service, per run) Government(per run) Industry(per run)
DSC - Q20, Q2000, Discovery 2500 $30 $60 $85 $180
TGA - Q50, Q500 $25 $60 $85 $180
Discovery TGA 5500 $30 $60 $85 $180
DSC 1 (MT) $25 (per RUN) $60 $85 $180
TGA/DSC 1 (MT) $35 (per RUN) $60 $85 $180

Note:

1Users must be trained before they can use instruments independently.  Training on DSCs and TGAs costs $65.

 

UV/Vis and IR spectrometers

  Academic(per hr) Industry (per hr)
Cary 5000 UV/Vis/near-IR  $12  $180
UV/Vis Cary 50 Bio $12  $180
UV/Vis Evolution 260 Thermo $12  $180
FTIR Spectrum II $12 $180
FTIR Bruker alpha $12 $180

Note:

1Users must be trained before they can use instruments independently.  Training on UV/Vis and IR instruments costs $65.

 

X-ray diffraction

Single-crystal X-ray diffraction1

All experiments are performed by the facility manager (hatem.titi [at] mcgill.ca (Hatem Titi)) - currently, no training is available for users.

  Department of Chemistry Other academic Industry
Determination of unit cell $20 $30 $80
Data collection $120 $200 $500
Full structure determination2 $200 $300 $800
Non-routine structure determination2 $350 $400 Contact facility manager (hatem.titi [at] mcgill.ca (Hatem Titi))
Service (data interpretation, report writing, etc.) $30/hr $40/hr $100/hr

 

Notes:

1 Data collection and structure determination charges on SCXRD will be applied regardless of sample composition (e.g. starting material etc).

Additional charges are possible for non-routine structural determination because difficult cases of structure determination and refinement require considerable extra time and effort to analyze. Weakly diffracting materials, twinning, air-sensitive crystals, or crystals with highly disordered fragments and high-solvent content often belong to this category. The users will be contacted by the facility manager if samples appear difficult.

 

Powder X-ray diffraction

  Department of Chemistry1 Other academic Industry
Training $50 $50 N/A
Data collection by user $15/hr $25/hr N/A
Data collection by facility manager $30/hr $45/hr $80/hr
Setup for data collection by facility manager N/A N/A $20
Variable temperature PXRD $20/hr + $30 service fee $30/hr + $50 service fee $120/hr + $100 service fee
Service (data interpretation, report writing, etc.) $30/hr $45/hr $100/hr

 

Notes:

1 Twelve-hour data collection for Department of Chemistry users: $100.