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Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis and behaviour of inorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except the myriad organic compounds (carbon based compounds, usually containing C-H bonds), which are the subjects of organic chemistry. The distinction between the two disciplines is far from absolute, as there is much overlap in the sub discipline of organometallic chemistry. It has applications in every aspect of the chemical industry, including catalysis, materials science, pigments, surfactants, coatings, medications, fuels, and agriculture.

Inorganic Chemistry

Classical qualitative inorganic analysis is a method of analytical chemistry which seeks to find elemental composition of inorganic compounds. It is mainly focused on detecting ions in an aqueous solution, so that materials in other forms may need to be brought into this state before using standard methods. The solution is then treated with various reagents to test for reactions characteristic of certain ions, which may cause colour change, solid forming and other visible changes.

Inorganic analysis involves a variety of analytical methods which can qualitatively or quantitatively determine the inorganic and elemental composition of solids or liquids or aqueous solutions, chemical mixtures, materials or products.  Inorganic components include cations, metals or anions or inorganic salts.

By applying our highly sensitive and highly selective modern instrumentation we provide trace level analytical measurement of inorganic elements or trace metals can range from parts per million (ppm) and parts per billion (ppb)

Metals analysis is routinely performed by our experienced and well qualified staff. Samples from municipal, commercial, and petrochemical/industrial sources are analysed for non-potable water, wastewater, sludges and solid matrices. Our instrumentation includes preparation techniques utilizing Microwave digestion & conventional techniques, ICP-AES analysis and Mercury analysis

CORE Laboratory understands the importance for timely analysis and reporting to our clients. Specific reporting needs can be met through the discussion of the user objectives prior to project commencement.

Elemental Analysis – Elemental analysis, identification and quantification of elemental composition to trace and ultra trace levels for a diverse range of samples

Trace Metals Analysis – Trace metals analysis allows detection and identification of low levels of metals in a samples such as, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, medical devices and consumer products, it is important to understand which trace metals are present and the levels at which they are present in the sample. This is critical as trace metals can impact a product’s toxicity and also affect how the substance interacts with other chemicals.

Migration testing on Food Contact Materials – The Overall Migration limit (OML) applies to the sum of all substances that can migrate from the food contact material to the food (or food simulant). The overall migration limit is a measure for the inertness of the material.