In an effort to understand chemical substances and document the potential impact on human health and the environment, the European Union (EU) developed the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) initiative. The REACH regulation applies to all chemicals that are imported to or produced in the EU. As part of the registration of a chemical substance, chemical characterization is required.
Using spectroscopic techniques, such as NMR and FT-IR spectroscopy, molecular characterization techniques such as mass spectrometry, and separations techniques such as gas or liquid chromatography, the chemical structure and impurities can be identified and purity can be determined. Impact Analytical has extensive experience in performing these types of characterizations for REACH submission, providing a complete report that complies with REACH documentation and regulatory requirements.