Chemistry tests offered:
Product Chemistry*  
Accelerated Storage Stability  
OCSPP 830.6313
Acidity / Alkalinity  
Aerosol Spray Pattern and Valve Operation (Technical Characteristics)  
FAO Pesticide Specifications 8.11.4
Appearance, Physical state, Colour, Odour  
OCSPP 830.6303 / 830.6302
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy No Guideline
Auto-Ignition (Liquid) EC Test A15
Boiling Point See OECD Guideline
Density Liquid See OECD Guideline
Density Solid OCSPP 830.7300
Density Bulk/Tap CIPAC MT 186
Combined Melting and Boiling Point  (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) See OECD Guideline
Corrosion Testing  OCSPP 830.6320
ASTM G31-72
Dilution Stability OCSPP 830.6320
Dispersability  CIPAC MT 160 / 174 / 180
Dissociation Constant OCSPP 830.7370
Dissolution of Water Soluble Bag CIPAC MT 176
Dust Content CIPAC MT 171
Dustability CIPAC MT 34
Effectiveness of Cleaning Procedures No Guideline
Emulsifiability  CIPAC MT 36.3
Emulsion Stability - Colourimetric Method CIPAC MT 173
Explosive Properties (DSC)  EC Test A14
Explosive Properties (Theoretical)  EC Test A14
Flammability in Contact with Water  EC Test A12
Flammability (Solids)  OCSPP 830.6315
Flash Point  EC Test A9
Flowability  CIPAC MT 172.1
Persistent Foam CIPAC MT 47.1
Friability and Attrition  CIPAC MT 178 / 178.2
Granulometry CIPAC MT 170
Hydrolysis Tier I - III See OECD Guideline
IR Spectroscopy No Guideline
Light Stability (Liquid)  No Guideline
Light Stability (Solid)  No Guideline
Low Temperature Stability  CIPAC MT 39.3
Mass Spectrometry  No Guideline
Melting / Freezing Point  OECD Guideline
Method Development  No Guideline
Method Validation  SANCO/3030/99 or SANCO/3029/99
Oxidising Properties (Liquid) EC Test A21
Oxidising Properties (Solid)  OCSPP 830.6314
Oxidising Properties (Theoretical)  EC A17
Packaging Integrity

Croplife Technical Monograph No.17

Partition Coefficient n-Octanol/Water - HPLC Simulation See OECD Guideline
Partition Coefficient n-Octanol/Water - Shake Flask  OCSPP 830.7570
Partition Coefficient n-Octanol/Water – Slow Stir  OCSPP 830.7570
Pigment, Binder and Volatiles Content No Guideline
Pourability CIPAC MT 148.1
Preliminary Analysis (5-Batch) OCSPP 830.1700
Pyrophoric Properties (in Contact with Air) EC Test A13
Relative Density  See OECD Guideline
Scientific Waiver  No Guideline
Self-Ignition Temperature (Solid)  EC Test A16
Shelf-Life  OCSPP 830.6317
Sieve Analysis (Air Jet Sieve) CIPAC MT 58, 59, 170
Soils Adsorbtion Coefficient by HPLC  See OECD Guideline
Solubility in Organic Solvents  CIPAC MT 181
Stability in Organic Solvents and Identity of Relevant Degradation Products  
Stability of Dilute Emulsion CIPAC MT 36.3
Stability to Metals OCSPP 830.6313
Surface Tension  See OECD Guideline
Suspensibility  CIPAC MT 184
UV / Vis Spectroscopy OCSPP 830.7050
Vapour Pressure OCSPP 830.7950
Viscosity  OCSPP 830.7100
Water Preparation (CIPAC) CIPAC MT 18
Water Solubility - Low Sol (Column Elution or Slow Stir)  OCSPP 830.7860
Water Solubility - High Sol (Shake Flask)  OCSPP 830.7840
Wet Sieve Analysis CIPAC MT 185 / 182
Wettability CIPAC MT 53.3
Residue Chemistry  
Analytical Method Development and Validation  OCSPP 860.1340
Animal Feeding Studies OCSPP 830.1480
Dislodgeable Foliar Residue Studies OCSPP 875.2100
Fish and Shellfish Residue Studies OCSPP 860.1400
Groundwater and Surface Water Studies  
Human Food Safety and Residue Analysis  OCSPP 860.1500/860.1480
Independent Laboratory Validation of Analytical Methods (ILV)  OCSPP 830.1800
Magnitude of Residue (MOR) and Residue Decline Studies OCSPP 860.1500
Maximum Residue Limits Animal Health Medicines  CVM GFI 208, 243, 257
Operator / Worker Exposure Studies OCSPP 875.1000

Radiovalidation of Analytical Methods using Aged Samples Originating from14C-metabolism, Field or Feeding Studies (Plant, Animal)

OCSPP 860.1300
Storage Stability Studies OCSPP 860.1380

*Smithers has experience of performing these tests across a range of product types including plant protection products, biocidal products, veterinary medicines, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals:

OCSPP – Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
CIPAC – Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council
MT – Miscellaneous Techniques EC Test – Council Regulation (EC) No 440/2008
SANCO – European Commission Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection, now known as SANTE
VICH - Veterinary International Conference on Harmonization


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