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why choose Chiralabs?

Residue, debris & 'unknowns': analysis & characterisation


Chiralabs can offer a wide variety of characterisation studies and investigations of the constitution of residues, debris and 'unknown' materials using a range of spectroscopic, physicochemical and chromatographic techniques (including circular dichroism analysis, UV Visible NIR absorption analysis, fluorescence analysis, FTIR analysis, FTIR-ATR analysis, Raman analysis, HPLC analysis, ion chromatography, elemental analysis, electron microscopy, NMR, GC-MS, etc.). We have considerable expertise in investigating complex mixtures and deducing likely sources and scenarios by which they came about. We have experience in a diverse range of materials including fire retardants, cladding, high-end metals, optical components, construction materials, petrochemicals, consumer goods, consumer healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, food-stuffs, paint, varnishes and historical artefacts:

  • Component chemical identification

  • Microscopy & spatially resolved elemental analysis

  • Degradation, contamination & fault analysis

  • Leachables

  • Physical properties

  • Reference spectra & data


We routinely work to high accuracy with microsample quantities, using leading-edge research-grade instrumentation.