2. How to read analytical reports?
Of course, MSDS and other documents (CoA, CoQ, TS, DS) are very important. However, these are internal documents that each enterprise prepares individually. How about checking the quality of products by a third party? It is a good idea to prove the quality of the products by presenting laboratory tests. A reliable supplier is able to provide laboratory analysis of a given product made in an external, independent laboratory. At Chemnovatic we test our flagship product PureNic 99+ pure nicotine in external, accredited laboratories. We test parameters of pure nicotine in terms of the European pharmacopeia (EP) and American pharmacopeia (USP) standards. You can see the full analytical report of the exemplary test on PureNic 99+ that we have ordered in .pdf format attachment to this article.
Analytical report for PureNic 99+
We test such parameters as water content, specific optical rotation, appearance, nicotine content, impurities, and heavy metals content. Testing all these parameters, and methods of testing are specified in Eur. Ph. and USP. However, describing all the methods of testing require specific chemical, complicated jargon. Nevertheless, we can and we SHOULD explain the results of the report. Let’s take a closer look at the first parameter tested, which is water content.