April 2017

LGC’s Organic Analysis Team awarded extension to ISO17025 calibration scope: qNMR for purity

LGC is pleased to announce that its Organic Analysis team has had their ISO17025 calibration accreditation extended to include ‘Organic purity by quantitative 1H NMR spectroscopy by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Purity determination with direct traceability to the international system of units (SI) by quantitative NMR (qNMR) is much faster than traditional methods and allows for direct assay of the compound of interest rather than inferring the purity through quantitation of the myriad of minor impurities potentially present.

Following the installation of the qNMR instrument in early 2016, the Organic Analysis team at LGC was audited in February 2017 by UKAS for ISO17025 accreditation for qNMR spectroscopy. The positive outcome of the audit allowed LGC to be awarded ISO17025 accreditation as an extension to scope on purity of organic materials to include qNMR. The extent of the ISO17025 scope includes the determination of the purity of organic analytes of high purity (>90%) with a molecular weight of < 1000 g/mol.

Cailean Clarkson, Purity Team Leader, Organic Analysis said, “We are proud to be one of the few laboratories worldwide to gain ISO17025 calibration status accreditation for purity analysis by quantitative NMR. The accreditation provides demonstrable evidence of LGC’s expertise and capabilities in this area and will enable us to underpin purity measurements."

This accreditation supports our qNMR facility in providing reference material characterisation and quantitative measurement research for customers across the AgBio, biopharmaceutical, chemicals, consumer products and forensic industries
If you would like to find out how we could use our NMR expertise to address your measurement challenges, please contact Measurement Services.