Chiron is a leading producer and supplier of advanced chemical products for use within research and analysis. Chiron is a global leader in the synthesis, isolation and purification of analytical reference materials for analysis of petroleum, food safety, environmental, forensic, and pharmaceutical applications.
Chiron has in portfolio of over 10 000 unique products, with many patented products and applications, and new inventions continually under development.
Generally used as flame retardants, Brominated Diphenyl Ethers (BDEs) have become chemicals of significant environmental concern. BDEs are persistent and highly lipophilic substances, similar to well-known environmental contaminants such as PCBs. Flame retardants highlight the need to develop risk assessments about chemicals meant to protect us and the effect of their exposure to humans and the environment. CIL first synthesized 13C-BDEs in the 1980s as part of the earliest PBDD / PBDF analytical program.
August 2010 marks the beginning of CIL’s 30th year in business. Over the past 30 years CIL has been a partner and responsive supporter of the world’s leading ultra-trace analytical laboratories. From Europe to North America to Asia, whenever a major environmental contamination problem has occurred, CIL has been ready to help with the analytical standards critical to the task of defining and resolving the problem.
From the earliest days of Dioxin releases in Seveso, Italy; Times Beach, Missouri; Love Canal; and Binghamton, New York, to the recent Melamine contaminations in China, CIL people and products have been available to help and make possible detailed, accurate analysis of each problem. CIL and our partners at Cerilliant Corporation developed the first fully 13C-Labeled set of all 17 Toxic PCDD and PCDF Isomers. Following that important milestone, CIL organized the first International Round Robin Study in 1987 to produce consensus values for all 17 isomers. Through the years, CIL has pioneered the development of isotope-labeled standards for a wide variety of the most important environmental contaminants, including PCBs, PAHs, Chlorinated Cyclodiene Pesticides and recently, COREXIT® 9500, the dispersant widely used in the Gulf of Mexico oil release.
CIL continues to be the world leader in production and distribution of isotope labeled and unlabeled standards for trace analysis. We look forward to continuing our tradition of strong support and service to the world’s analytical community for many years to come.
New Dioxin, PCB, and BDE Cocktails
New Matrix PE Reference Materials
New High Purity PCB Standards
New Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Product Standards
New Food and Drinking Water Contaminant Standards
New Perfluorinated Compound Standards
New Phthalate and Phthalate Metabolite Standards
New Steroid and Hormone Standards
New Pesticides and Pesticide Metabolite Standards and Cocktails
Essential to agricultural productivity and general pest control, many pesticides have been found to be toxic to humans and animals, and as such have been banned from use in numerous countries. The Stockholm Convention has focused worldwide attention on analysis of the most toxic pesticides. CIL promotes the development of new isotope-labeled legacy and “new use” pesticides to support laboratories using IDMS for the most accurate analytical results.
This brochure includes:
Organochlorine Pesticide Standards
Chlorinated Cyclodiene Pesticide Standards
Organophosphate (OP), Pyrethroid and Carbamate Pesticides
Dioxins and Furans are organic pollutants that can be found as byproducts in commercial organochloride pesticide formulations, chlorine-bleached pulp and paper products, and incineration of organic material in the presence of chlorine. Dioxins are persistent in the environment, bioaccumulate in humans and animals, and are suspected to be teratogenic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic.
U.S. EPA, JIS, and CEN Dioxin and Furan Method Standard Mixtures
Dioxin and Furan plus PCB Standard Mixtures
Non-2,3,7,8-Containing Standard Mixtures
Two Column Dioxin and Furan Standard Mixtures
Expanded PBDD/F Standards and Standard Mixtures
Adding to our list of firsts in the field of dioxin and furan reference standards, CIL is pleased to announce the availability of the first dioxin and furan standards manufactured under ISO/ IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34 accreditation.
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, in cooperation with Cerilliant Corporation, is pleased to offer 13C-labeled Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), as a superior alternative to deuterated standards. Although CIL has traditionally produced high-quality deuterated PAH analogs, some analysts have observed back-exchange of proton for deuterium under harsh extraction conditions and in certain matrices. If precise quantitation is required, or complete recovery information is needed, the non-exchangeable 13C isotope label is the right standard to use.
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. (CIL) recognizes the need to provide high-quality internal standards to aid in the development of robust methods suitable for use in exploratory research to clinical care. This diverse catalog of stable isotope-labeled products ranges from small molecule standards to complete proteomic solutions. Products are manufactured and tested to meet the highest quality chemical and isotopic purity specifications commercially available, allowing researchers and clinicians to focus on what really matters – improving patient care.