Chemical analysis

A team of chemists and biologists from various fields works together to implement qualitative and quantitative analytical methods for chemicals, biocides, plant protection products and pharmaceuticals according to international standards (e.g. SANCO, OECD, EPA). We are especially skilled in dealing with challenging test substances such as compounds with high volatility, low water solubility or UVCBs. State-of-the-art analytical equipment in terms of sample preparation and sample analysis is used in our GC, LC and 14C laboratories and guarantees excellent sensitivity of substance detection.

Analyses can be developed and performed in a variety of matrices, which include not only soil, surface water, drinking water, groundwater, pore water, air and sediment but also plant and animal tissue according to requirements for pre-registration (e.g. SANCO/3029/99) or post-registration (e.g. SANCO/825/00). For analysis, we apply commonly used detectors (DAD, fluorescence, FID, ECD etc.) and mass spectrometric detectors (MS or MS/MS). LSC and radio-HPLC can be used for the analysis of 14C tracers. Additionally, high resolution mass spectrometry is available for the structure elucidation of metabolites in ecotoxicology and environmental fate studies as well as for the structure elucidation of impurities in chemicals, plant protection products and biocides during test item authentication or storage stability studies.

Data is gathered exclusively with validated computer-based systems. The analytical methods are implemented either as in-house support for studies in ecotoxicology, environmental fate or physical-chemical properties analysis or as a support for externally conducted studies.

Residue Analysis
SANCO/825/00 rev. 7

5-Batch Analysis / Content Verification

Method Validation
SANCO/3029/99 rev. 4, SANCO/3030/99 rev. 4

Metabolite / Impurity Identification