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Trace Element Analysis

Trace Element Analysis

CIL offers an extensive inventory of stable isotope-labeled elements and compounds. The isotopic enrichment and chemical purity is lot-/product-specific and is provided with the supplied material. The products are amenable to a wide array of applications, encompassing conductivity, agriculture, botany, and quantitative biosample (e.g., urine, bone) analysis. Increasingly conducted is the testing of heavy metals (e.g., Hg, As, Cd) in cannabis-based products. The prevailing analytical technique for these, among other, types of applications is element-specific detection (e.g., ICP-MS).


Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the 3 most commonly purchased elements/compounds and their quantity of supply?

Isotopically enriched iron, sulfur, and lithium carbonate are the most commonly purchased elements/compounds. These are supplied in mg of element quantities.

Are there any shipping restrictions with the available products?

Yes. For example, several products containing elemental boron and its compounds cannot be shipped to China and Hong Kong as they represent restricted products under the ECCN 1C011 and 1C225 regulations. Since other elements/compounds may be controlled in certain countries, please inquire for further details.

Can orders be customized based on element/compound and quantity of interest?

Yes, please inquire.

What type of mineral oil is contained in the 6Li metal, and how would this be removed?

White mineral oil. Prior to use, the oil can be removed by washing with solvent (e.g., petroleum ether).



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Andrew Percy, PhD

Andrew Percy, PhD

Senior Applications Chemist – Mass Spectrometry

Dr. Andrew Percy is the Senior Applications Chemist for Mass Spectrometry and the MS ‘Omics Product Manager at CIL. His responsibilities minimally involve providing technical support, overseeing product development, identifying new product market opportunities, assisting in the analysis of product-related applications, and writing/reviewing marketing literature.