Identification of Unknown Materials

NMR spectrum results

We frequently get requests to evaluate unknown materials and contaminants.  If the material is organic in nature, our Chemistry and Biochemistry department will employ methods including:

  • FTIR
  • NMR
  • GC-MS

If the material is metallic, ceramic, glass or crystalline, we refer clients to our Boise State Center for Materials Characterization where they may employ a variety of methods including:

  • SEM/EDX
  • EDS
  • XRD
  • TEM
  • and many other methods