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# ISQ Operation Guide
If you are new to ISQ and need access to it, please read the following guide.

### How to operate the machine
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I've made a video. Its not perfect, but most of the things are covered. Bottlenecks of this video-guide are listed below. Once stable operation procedure will be developed, fixed video will be recorded.
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#### Video (youtube)
[![IMAGE ALT TEXT](http://img.youtube.com/vi/M8Ol5ormuOg/0.jpg)](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Ol5ormuOg "ISQ operation guide")

#### Notes (FAQ)
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 * PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION !! DO NOT SET BLANK AS TYPE:BLANK, keep the type as UNKNOWN (as shown in the video).
 * Sample tray is dispayed in the video in the photo inset.
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 * Sample tray can be moved by hand when not injecting.
 * Mass-range is predefined to full operational range
 * keep attention to setting proper method - correct solvent and correct mode (positive/negative)
 * Stay away of pollutants!!

### How to gain access
 * Contact your MS tutor.
 * Watch the video.
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 * Measure few times with the MS tutor.
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 * Request MS tutor to write me (Jan) and I will grant you access for the booking system.

### Booking system
[Link to the booking system](https://bookings.science.ru.nl/public/portal/index/domain/3/catid/25)

### Known Pollutants
 * polar aprotic solvents (DMF, DMSO, HMPA..)
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 * buffers (TEAB ..) and concentrated ionic/easily ionizable compounds (TEA, DIPEA..)
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 * electrolytes (TBAF, TBAPF6, ...)
 * molecular sieves, microcrystalline compounds
 * low-grade solvents
 * concentrated samples
 * plastics, plasticizers
 * triphenylphosphine-oxide

### Operation procedure
 * Insert your samples + blank.
 * Copy the standard sample template to your folder and personalize it.
 * Measure the samples.
 * Evaluate the samples.
 * Print / upload (in future) the outcome.
 * Check that the machine is clean once you finish.

### When something goes wrong
Contact your MS tutor! If MS tutor is not around contact some other MS tutor.

### List of MS Tutors
|Name                       |        Group           |
| -----------               | -----------            |
|Morren-Sewing, C. (Claudia)|       Eurostars        |
|Pals, M.J. (Mathijs)       |       Velema/Huck      |
|Crielaard, S. (Stefan)     |       Velema/Huck      |
|Jona Merx                  |       Boltje/Rujtes    |
|Meeusen, E. (Evy)          |       Boltje/Rujtes    |
|Yvonne Bartels             |       RuUMC??          |
|Bruekers, J.P.J. (Jeroen)  |       Nolte            |

Your group not in a list? **Become a MS tutor yourself!** (PhD preferred)


### Questions/Misc
 * If something is wrong in this guide feel free to contact me.