is certainly one of our specialties. The identification of unknown
compounds requires an excellent understanding of analytical chemistry,
expertise in the development of methods and operation of analytical
equipment, and a wide variety of instrumentation at your disposal.
All of these requirements are met at ECA.
is a general protocol for the assessment and analysis of unknown
compounds received at our laboratory:
- Visual analysis
using light microscopy, if necessary, to determine if unknown
is homogeneous or heterogeneous.
- Wet chemical
or physical testing to determine organic versus inorganic composition.
- FTIR testing
or GC-MS for organic analysis and ICP, or SEM/EDXS for inorganic
We will usually
provide a fixed quotation after an initial examination of the sample
and/or assessment of all information provided. We do request that
our customers provide as much information as possible regarding
the sample, as this will reduce the costs of analysis. Please contact
us regarding your unknown.