Physicochemical Characterization, Analytical Chemistry & Stability Testing

Physicochemical Characterization
Physicochemical testing is an integral requirement of product registration for agrochemicals. Charles River Laboratories offers all the characterization and physicochemical studies (active ingredients and formulated products) necessary to support registration worldwide. Check out a short video presentation that provides details of the services from one of our North American facilities as well as information about additional testing available at our Edinburgh site. Watch now »

Analytical Chemistry
Experienced analysts are available to establish new analytical methods or to transfer existing methodology using a wide range of up-to-date equipment.

Stability Testing
The storage stability and shelf-life of the formulated product can be determined under a variety of specified storage conditions. Solid, liquid, semi-solid and aerosol formulations can all be evaluated using real-time and accelerated storage stability testing. We have dedicated facilities to stress the material using monitored heat, humidity or light parameters.

  • Physical state
  • Melting point
  • Boiling point, relative density
  • Surface tension
  • Water solubility
  • Organic solvent solubility
  • Octanol/water partition coefficient
  • Dissociation constant
  • Flammability
  • pH
  • Viscosity
  • Oxidizing or reducing properties
  • Rate of hydrolysis (cold)
  • Spectra (UV, UV/Vis, IR, NMR, MS)
  • HPLC (UV, LIF, fluorescence, refractive index, light scattering, electrochemical)
  • LC-MS, GC-MS, GC/LC-MS-MS, time-of-flight (Q-ToF, IT-ToF)
  • Capillary electrophoresis (UV, LIF)
  • Dionex ion chromatograph (conductivity)
  • ICP-OES (Optima™ 8000)

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