• BMF 81- PAHs in Tattoo Colors

    BMF 81- PAHs in Tattoo Colors

    Tattooing, performed by injection of inks into the dermis layer of skin using needles, is becoming increasingly popular.

    Nowadays, up to 25% US citizens and 10% of Europeans have tattoos.

    In the last couple of years the health risks from tattoo inks has been a topic of discussion, mainly related to hazardous substances such as PAHs, phthalates or phenols, as well as carbon black and metals.

    Chiron has built up a strong reputation in PAH reference materials; most of them are available as neat material as well as in solution.


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  • BMF 79- Trixylyl phosphate (TXP)

    BMF 79- Trixylyl phosphate (TXP)

    Trixylyl phosphate (TXP) is a UVCB substance (substance of Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products, or
    Biological materials), thus contains over 50 different constituents. It has no additives and is produced through the reaction of
    phosphorus oxytrichloride and xylenols. The xylenols (dimethylphenols) are present in a distillation fraction of naturally occurring
    coal tar derivatives, which also contains different ethyl phenols. The reaction of the different xylenols and ethylphenols results in
    alkylated triphenyl phosphates with a high amount of possible isomers that cannot be easily analysed according to ECHA (European
    chemical acency).

     

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  • BMF 76- Drinking Water Quality

    BMF 76- Drinking Water Quality

    Clean and safe drinking water is essential for life! Therefore water quality, as well as taste and odour, are highly regulated and monitored. It is also a matter of public trust in your local drinking water.
    Off-flavours of drinking water are often taints of either products from microorganisms or from food products.
    Some algae, particularly blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) such as Anabaena, produce 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) together with other odourous chemicals such as geosmin. These two compounds typically affect the flavour of drinking water or fish living in that water.
    Geosmin has a distinct earthy flavour and taste, while 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) gives a musty and earthy flavour to water and is often associated with algal blooms. MIB is also a factor in cork-taint in wine-making.

     

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  • BMF 69-RoHS

    BMF 69-RoHS

    The EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU) which came into force 3rd Jan. 2013, restricts the maximum allowable levels of six substances including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE); the latter two are used as flame retardants in electrical equipment. In order to produce such kinds of products within the EU or to import them into the EU, manufacturers are responsible for providing appropriate documentation.

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  • BMF 9 - Organotin analysis

    BMF 9 - Organotin analysis

    Organotin compounds are widely applied in the industry due to their antibacterial and fungicidal properties. Applications include preservation of wood, textiles, leather and paper, and as disinfectants. Due to their toxicity the use of trialkyltin compounds in marine antifoulding paints is restricted. The trialkyltin compounds are partly degraded to the di- and monoalkyltin derivatives.

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  • BMF 10 - Polychlorinated alkanes (SCCP)

    BMF 10 - Polychlorinated alkanes (SCCP)

    Polychloro-n-alkanes (PCAs) or chlorinated paraffins are a class ofindustrial chemicals used as high-temperature lubricants in metal-working machinery and as flame retardant plasticizers in vinyl plastics. Less common applications include the use as flame retardants in rubber, paints, adhesives and as sealants.

     

    Chiron offers a broad range of single polychlorinated PCAs as reference materials. They are useful in the quantification and as standards for PCA determination, for dividing PCAs into various classes according to carbon length and chlorine content. PCAs are C8-C20 alkanes with a chlorine weight content of 27-73%.

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  • BMF 14 - Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

    BMF 14 - Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been the subject of a broad range of studies and investigations because of their environmental persistency and bioaccumulation. Their abundance as pollutants stems from their worldwide manufacture as heavy-used industrial chemicals, e.g. Aroclors with the mainapplication as dielectric fluid in capacitors and transformators. PCBs are formed as mixtures by theaddition of chlorine to biphenyl.

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  • BMF 15 - Polybrominated Diphenylethers (PBDEs) and other flame retardants

    BMF 15 - Polybrominated Diphenylethers (PBDEs) and other flame retardants

    PBDEs have been used as flame retardants over the past two decades, and are globally distributed in the environment. PBDEs accumulate in the food chain and there is a strong concern about the health effects of PBDE exposure.

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  • BMF 19 - Oil in water analysis ISO METHODS 9377-2

    BMF 19 - Oil in water analysis ISO METHODS 9377-2

    ISO 9377-2: Hydrocarbon oil index The method of choice for the determination of oil and grease in water is the new standard ISO 9377-2, and is based on extraction with a hydrocarbon solvent like pentane or hexane. This test determines the hydrocarbon oil index in water by means of gas chromatography. The method is suitable for surface water, waste water, and water from sewage treatment plants, and allows the determination of the hydrocarbon oil index in concentrations above 0.1mg/L.

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  • BMF 20 - Perfluorinated Organic Compounds

    BMF 20 - Perfluorinated Organic Compounds

    Perfluorinated Organic Compounds (PFCs) are used in numerous commercial products like fire protection agents, textile protection agents, floor polishers, detergents, paints, paper treatmentagents and electronic equipment.

    The biodegradation-route of the commercial telomers is currently under investigation and new metabolites are likely to be found. Chiron now offers a large range of PFCs and its telomeric acid, alcohols and possible metabolites.

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  • BMF 24 - Deuterated Alkyl- and Aryltin compounds

    BMF 24 - Deuterated Alkyl- and Aryltin compounds

    Organotin compounds are widely applied in the industry due to their antibacterial and fungicidal properties. Applications include preservation of wood, textiles, leather and paper, and as disinfectants. Due to their toxicity the use of trialkyltin compounds in marine antifoulding paints is restricted. The trialkyltin compounds are partly degraded to the di- and monoalkyltin derivatives.

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  • BMF 25 Alkylphenols I ISO 18857-1: 2005

    BMF 25 Alkylphenols I ISO 18857-1: 2005

    Water quality – Determination of selected alkylphenols.

    This method describes the procedure for analysis of tert-butylphenol (4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenol) and the isomer mixture of nonylphenols in water and is useful for the analysis of other alkylphenols in water.

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  • BMF 28 - Phenol Ethoxylates

    BMF 28 - Phenol Ethoxylates

    Octyl- and nonylphenol ethoxylates are widely used as surfactants in soap. Due to their supected endrocrine disruptive behaviour, these compounds are now banned or restricted in several countries. A range of new pure isomers of ethoxylated octyl- and nonylphenol isomers, pure isomer mixtures and n-octyl and n-nonyl derivatives for use as calibration standards are now available, only from Chiron AS.

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  • BMF 32 - Plasticizers: Phthalates and Adipates

    BMF 32 - Plasticizers: Phthalates and Adipates

    Phthalate and adipate esters are widely used as surfactants and in food and personal care products as plasticizers. Phthalates and adipates are also found in food as a result of leakage into food containers. Chiron offers a wide range of analytically pure deuterated and native phthalates and adipates, as well as mixes. Custom made mixes are available on request.

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  • BMF 33 - Desphenylchloridazon-15N2

    BMF 33 - Desphenylchloridazon-15N2

    Desphenylchloridazon (desphenylpyrazon) is an important metabolite of the pesticide chloridazon (pyrazon) and is found in drinking water. Isotope labelled and native desphenylchloridazon is available from Chiron AS.

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  • BMF 35 - Rearranged Hopanes

    BMF 35 - Rearranged Hopanes

    Triterpenoids in general, and specifically the hopanoids, easily undergo skeletal rearrangements where the methyl groups shifts positions, particular upon acid treatment. Several rearranged hopane-series have been identified:

    - Neohopanes
    - 17alpha(H)-Diahopanes
    - 28-nor-Spegulanes

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  • BMF 36 - C30 Hopanes

    BMF 36 - C30 Hopanes

    Beside Norhopanes (C29, see BMF 7) C30 hopanes are the most common hopanes of sedimentary matter. The origin of the hopanes is the most abundant hopanoid in prokaryotes, C35 tetrahydroxybacteriohopane.

    Hopanes play an important role in geochemical investigations, and are diagnostic biomarker indicators and useful as proof of the origin in oil spill analysis, oil waste analysis and analysis of airborne particulates. They contribute to the so-called terpane fingerprint and are commonly used to relate oils with source rocks.

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  • BMF 38 - Homohopanes and gammaceranes

    BMF 38 - Homohopanes and gammaceranes

    C31 to C35 homohopanes and pentacyclic triterpanes like gammacerane are constituents of sedimentary organic matter. The origin of the homohopanes is the most abundant hopanoid in prokaryotes, C35 tetrahydroxybacteriohopane.

    Gammacerane has frequently been associated with hypersaline lacustrine environments and gammacerane structures were shown to be reliable geochemical indicators for water column stratification in marine deposits. Gammacerane is one of several diagnostic biomarkers useful in oil spill analysis.

    Chiron offers an authentic gammacerane standard in addition to the C31 homohopanes for a safe identification. Gammacerane has a completely different MS than the C31 homohopanes and reference spectra obtained from the standards are useful for this reason.

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  • BMF 40 - Priority PAHs

    BMF 40 - Priority PAHs

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) occur in oil, coal, and tar deposits, and are found as pollution in air, water and soil. Amongst the PAHs are some of the most toxic compounds known. Some of the PAHs are known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic (linked to birth defects). Because of their wide distribution, it is therefore important to monitor these compounds.

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  • BMF 41 - Deuterated Tin Chlorides

    BMF 41 - Deuterated Tin Chlorides

    Organotin compounds are widely applied in the industry due to their antibacterial and fungicidal properties. Applications include preservation of wood, textiles, leather and paper, and as disinfectants. Due to their toxicity the use of trialkyltin compounds in marine antifoulding paints is restricted. The trialkyltin compounds are partly degraded to the di- and monoalkyltin derivatives.

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  • BMF 42 - X-ray contrast media

    BMF 42 - X-ray contrast media

    Iodinated X-ray Contrast Media (ICMs) are designed to be stable against the human metabolism. However, they also pass through the municipal wastewater system, and are frequently found in wastewater treatment plant effluents and in the receiving surface waters. ICMs themselves do not likely impose a high risk in humans due to the low toxicity, but the formation and relevance of a number of unidentified degradation products is unknown.

     

    Chiron offers a set of native and labelled Iodinated X-ray Contrast Media for HPLC-MS analysis.

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  • BMF 43 - 13C Alkylphenolethoxylates II

    BMF 43 - 13C Alkylphenolethoxylates II

    Water quality – Determination of Selected alkylphenols:

     

    ISO/DIS 18857-2: 2008


    Determination of alkylphenols, alkylphenol ethoxylates and bisphenol A – Method for non-filtered samples using solidphase extraction and gas chromatography with mass selective detection after derivation.

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  • BMF 45 - COMICS Standards For Comet Assay Analysis

    BMF 45 - COMICS Standards For Comet Assay Analysis

    Our mission in the COMICS-project was to design and synthesize chemical agents that could induce reproducable amounts of damage in DNA. Several candidates were synthesized and tested for activity in the COMET ASSAY method. In addition other genotoxic compounds were purified to analytical Comet Assay grade.

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  • BMF 51 PCNs PBNs and HaloPAHs

    BMF 51 PCNs PBNs and HaloPAHs

    Overview of available ChloroPAHs, Fluoro– and BromoPAHs.

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  • BMF 54 - PAPS

    BMF 54 - PAPS

    Telomeric 6:2, 8:2 and 10:2 mono-,di– and tri-polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters

     

    It is recommended that the EU member states (recommendation 2010/161/EU, 17 March 2010) carry out the analysis of perfluoro-alkylated substances including PERFLUOROPHOSPHATE SURFACTANTS such as 8:2 mono-PAPS and 8:2 di-PAPS in order to relevance their presence in food.

     

    Chiron has developed a series of telomeric PAPS as reference standards, as well as internal standards.

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  • BMF 55 - Nitrosamines and Nitramines

    BMF 55 - Nitrosamines and Nitramines

    It is well known that nitrosamines and nitramines can be dangerous to human health, animals and plant lives. There are several technologies which release them into the environment.

     

    CO2 capture causes a huge interest in these days. Solvents used for CO2 capture are often a mixture of severalamines according to the latest developments in this field. These amine compositions are not always known in detail.However, it is known that the amine blends for CO2 capture are recycled, but as a side reaction/effect a certain percentageof the amines are either degraded or emitted to air. The released amines are often unstable on air, and degradeto toxic substances like nitrosamines and nitramines.

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  • BMF 58 - Alkyl PAHs

    BMF 58 - Alkyl PAHs

    Our selection of Alkyl PAHs.

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  • BMF 59 - Cyclic Siloxanes

    BMF 59 - Cyclic Siloxanes

    Cyclic siloxanes are used in the manufacturing of silicones, in combination or alone in personal care products, and as carriers, lubricants and solvents in a variety of commercial applications. They are of interest due to their extensive use and the fact that certain siloxanes are persistent in the environment, resisting oxidation, reduction, and photodegradation.

     

    Chiron AS now offers high quality standards for analysis of cyclic siloxanes surfactants– get 15% discount when purchasing the whole set!

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