Analytical Chemistry Inc. - deformulation of competitive products - a full service certified analytical chemistry state-of-the-art laboratory and a staff with the necessary academic/industrial background - 43 years.

Deformulation : composition and additives in products - reverse engineering
Forensic : added flammables, drug identification, Meth Lab analyses, patents
FDA : Melamine, pharmaceuticals, imported foods : method development and analysis for FDA
Trace Analysis : in air, food, soil, water, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Industrial Hygiene : NIOSH, OSHA; Indoor Air Quality, Asbestos, Lead; SCBA air
Environmental : EPA, RCRA, Drinking Water & Soil Contamination; CPSC, CPSIA; RoHS; BSi; polymers, textiles, consumer products
Contact Information : how to get in touch with the laboratory

Deformulation involves formulating a product by starting with the already finished competitive product and working backwards - reverse engineering.
Examples include :
  1. Drugs and pharmaceutical products.
  2. What the herbal medicines have.
  3. Pesticides and herbicides.
  4. What has been added to herbal medicines.
  5. Lubrication and petroleum based additives and formulations.
  6. Plastics, coatings, rubbers, adhesives, polymers, paints, dyes, fats, oils, metals
  7. Flavors, scents, ingredients, and preservatives in the food, beverage, cleaning, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries.
  8. What the magic ingredients in the exotic gins are.
  9. Which flavor ingredients are not available commercially and require synthesis.
  10. Why the competitions' products have longer shelflives.
  11. Synthetic, commercial, and home concoctions/remedies.
  12. Identify how a product has become "new and improved."
  13. Beat the markup game by >75%.
A multi-level program can be developed with clients to maximize budget dollars. Main components and/or trace level additives can be replicated in various stages to allow the clients to verify performance or try their own ideas.
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Forensic determinations includes
  1. Patent violations from people deformulating your products
  2. Avoiding patent violations in deformulating a product
  3. Clandestine drug lab analyses - methamphetamine, ephedrine, MDMA (Ecstacy , XTC), LSD, methcathinone, crack cocaine, heroin, controlled substances : reagents, precursors, and final product on surfaces and in air - from assessment to clean-up.
  4. Tear gas residue on surfaces, in air : CN - chloroacetophenone, CS - chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile, pepper spray - capsaicin, CA - brombenzilcyanide, CR - dibenz-1,4-oxazepine.
  5. Timeline drug analysis in hair; send us your hair sample, we can tell which drugs were used which month; usable for a weekly profile for many months.
  6. Added flammables, accelerants in arson investigations
  7. Age and type of inks on legal documents
  8. Comparative analysis for product defect/liability/failure
  9. Comparative analysis of paints in auto, boat, vehicle collisions
  10. Adulteration, tampering, contamination, stains, discolorations
  11. Personal injury, exposures : industrial hygiene litigation, hazard evaluation, occupational exposure, air monitoring
  12. Expert witness and testimony : felony murder to product failure
  13. Method development for novel applications
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FDA qualifications include
  1. Measurement of standard pesticides, contaminants and additives in consumables.
  2. Development of procedures for measuring novel chemical contaminants.
  3. Leach tests for lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd), misc. metals in ceramics, earthenware, porcelains per protocol.
  4. Proximate analyses : protein, fats, ash, moisture.
  5. Type and age of fats, oils.
  6. USP, AOAC, USDA, FDA, ASTM and Standard Methods for general chemistry requirements.
  7. Calcium, bisphosphonates (Fosamax / Alendronate; Pamidronate / APD, Aredia; Neridronate; others on request) in Cortical Bone Powder (CBP) and demineralized Bone Powder (DCBP) for tissue banks - transplants; cancellous samples.
  8. Collection of representative samples per protocol - worldwide.
  9. Advance analysis of samples prior to import/export.
  10. Chlordimeform (CDF) in honey to sub-ppb levels; methomyl in raspberries.
  11. Melamine and cyanuric acid in rice flour, rice bran, rice protein, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, wheat gluten and pet foods; quantitative: FDA derivatization, GC-MS.
  12. FDA web-page
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Trace Analysis is the general field that encompasses the analytical chemistry of Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, Forensics and other applied fields; specifically it can include
  1. the low level additives in a lubricant, coating, plastic, medicine
  2. the contamination of an alloy, food-product, beverage
  3. discoloration of a wood, paint, or metallic finish
  4. the amount of pesticide from a neighboring field in air, house pet, or house dust
  5. levels of drugs along hair to document usage over several years time
  6. quantities of insults (metals, pesticides, industrial chemicals) in water, soil, air (,fire)
  7. vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates in food or supplements
  8. hormones, stimulants in (Chinese) herbal medicines
  9. lead in paint, dishes, drinking containers
  10. asbestos in floor tile, acoustic ceiling, wall texturing, furnace insulation, pipe insulation, cement
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Industrial Hygiene monitors a variety of aspects of the work environment :
  1. Air quality in general : indoor, outdoor, industrial
  2. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) or Sick Building Syndrome; odor characterization.Sub-ppb emissions of microbes used to identify mold and mildew problems. Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs) : alcohols, furans, ketones, pyrazines analysis at the sub-nanogram level. Analyze your air for 24 hour identification of a moldy environment.
  3. Fumes : exhaust, welding, incineration
  4. Gases : carbon & nitrogen oxides, aldehydes, isocyanates, ozone, chlorine
  5. Particulates : dust, oil mist, metals, silica, dust mites, molds
  6. Multicomponent screening : organics, inorganics; what did the MSDS omit?
  7. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) generation or clarification
  8. pesticides, PCB's, PAH's, CTPV's
  9. solvents : naphthas, mineral spirits, halogenated mixtures
  10. Developing and validating methodology for collection and analysis
  11. Right to know, health & safety training, MSDS upgrades
  12. Compressor, SCBA, breathing air - CGA, ANSI, State/NIOSH, military specifications
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  1. EPA Priority Pollutants: volatiles, semi-volatiles, pesticides, metals, dioxins, PCB's
  2. PBDE's (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), PBB's (polybrominated biphenyls), phthalates, chrome (chromium), hexavalent chrome, lead, cadmium, mercury in circuit boards, plastics, paints, inks, water, air. EN 71-3 migration of eight elements; EN 1811 migration of nickel in contact with skin. Bisphenol A (BPa CAS # 80-05-7))
  3. Carcinogenic aromatic amines from azodyes, azo colorants : 14362-1:2003 (82.02-02) ; 14362-2:2003 (82.02-04) for CAS #'s : 92-67-1, 92-87-5, 95-69-2, 91-59-8, 97-56-3, 99-55-8, 106-47-8, 615-05-4, 101-77-9, 91-94-1, 119-90-4, 119-93-7, 838-88-0, 120-71-8, 101-14-4, 101-80-4, 139-65-1, 95-53-4, 95-80-7, 137-17-7, 90-04-0, 60-09-3
  4. General organic & inorganic chemistries - halogens, specific ions, solvents
  5. RCRA Hazardous Waste Characterization : TCLP metals, volatiles, semi-volatiles
  6. Landfill monitoring : inorganics, metals, VOC's
  7. NPDES Permit renewal : metals, cyanide, phenols, organics, conventionals
  8. Safe Drinking Water Act : chemical contaminants, pesticides/herbicides
  9. Underground Storage Tanks : BTEX, TPH, gasoline, diesel
  10. EPA Method 8040 phenols, Method 8151 chlorinated herbicides
  11. EPA Method 8290 dioxins & dibenzofurans
  12. Method development for analysis of novel chemicals
  13. Overflow and rapid turnaround support for laboratories
  14. Analytical Resources Inc., offering full-service CLP analysis of soils, waters, and sediments.
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Analytical Chemistry Inc.
4611 S. 134th Place; Suite 200
Tukwila, WA 98168-3240

E-mail : Projects Manager
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