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New Fisher Scientific Chemical Essentials Handbook
In this handbook, you’ll find a selection of essential chemicals for analysis, synthesis, inorganic, and life sciences applications. Plus, read key information on safe storage, handling, and packaging to support your chemistry.
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General guides for chemical resistance and physical properties of plastics.
This chart provides reference information about NMR proton shifts for residual solvent impurities (following GHS guidelines).
The technical reference guide includes: units of concentration, dilution equations, normality calculations, molar fraction, chemical alert storage codes and more.
The Tubing Sizer Guide includes many of the most popular tubing sizes. Simply place your current tubing on top of the sizing chart to determine the best size for your needs.
The datasheet includes a list of the element's name, symbol, atomic number and atomic weight.
Use this wheel to find the chemicals needed for your analytical and life sciences research.
Use this wheel to find Acros Organics and Alfa Aesar chemicals, metals and materials for research and development.
Find chemicals for analysis, synthesis, inorganic, and life sciences applications and key information on safe storage, handling, and packaging.
Within the handbook, you’ll find storage recommendations, chemical compatibility charts and recommended essential products to stock to accommodate various research applications.
See how AcroSeal packaging protects organic solvents and pyrophoric and hazardous reagents that are sensitive to air and moisture.
Buffers for Life Sciences Research. CellPURE Biological Buffers | JustPURE “Good” Buffers | Core Essential Buffers
The Fisher Chemical Histology Brochure includes a product selection guide for: fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning and staining.
Browse our wide range of chemicals and reagents and learn about our packaging enhancements and how we can provide specialized services through our partnership with you.
Read about the key features and packaging advantages of Fisher Chemical tracemetal grade acids and bases.
An overview of solvents, blends, standards, surfactants, and acids to use when performing liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry work.
Find out more about Fisher Chemical innovative packaging solutions and products offering purity grades for every application.
Our Specialized Chemical Services provide tailored chemical solutions and services required in research, scale up, development and production.
An overview of Fisher BioReagents EZ-Run Protein Gel Solution, EZ-Run Protein Standards, EZ-Run Gel Staining Solution and traditional SDS-PAGE Reagents.
Learn about a new solvent grade for mobile phases targeting UHPLC-MS that will show a very low-mass noise level in both positive and negative mode ionization, minimal metal ion content and very low UHPLC-UV response using photodiode array detection.
Learn about the Thermo Scientific FASTRun buffer, which can be used at higher voltages without generating heat that could impact the clarity of the protein bands.
See how four of the most important applications of organosilanes from the Acros portfolio can meet your organic chemistry needs.
Read the findings of the National Institutes of Health - Plasma and Brain Fatty Acid Profiles in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.
In this study, acidic buffer system for mobile phase solutions was evaluated for trace level analysis of 25- OH vitamin D2 using ESI-LC/MS.
Palladium catalysis has gained widespread use in chemistry laboratories as a powerful methodology for the formation of C-C and C-Heteroatom bonds.
Fisher Chemical has developed a new solvent grade, UHPLC-MS Optima, for mobile phases targeting trace analysis by UHPLC-MS.
View the Fisher Chemical Ultrapure Methylene Chloride for Interference-Free Analytical Work abstract and findings.
Learn why liquid chromatography mass spectrometry is the best choice for the accurate measurement of vitamin D in clinical samples.
Learn about the selection of negative mode standard in LC-MS under neutral conditions for assessing solvent quality.
This study reviews Methylene Chloride, a solvent widely used in pharmaceutical, environmental and chemical industries.
Fisher Chemical: Detecting Trace Amounts of Impurity in Methylene Chloride Results.
Learn about developing a quantitative forensic method for analysis of opiates opioids and their metabolites in human urine without the time-consuming step of hydrolysis.
Learn about developing an LC/MS method meeting requirements for testosterone research analysis in female and juvenile plasma.
Learn about developing a dilute-and-shoot quantitative method that meets SAMHSA cutoffs for the confirmation of benzoylecgonine in urine.
To develop a HPLC-MS/MS method for the forensic toxicological analysis of EtG and EtS in urine.
Learn about developing a quantitative method that meets SAMHSA cutoffs for the confirmation of phencyclidine in urine.
Selected-Reaction Monitoring–Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay Analysis of Parathyroid Hormone and Related Variants Application Notes
Learn about developing a SRM-MSIA-based method for the concurrent detection and quantification of full-length parathyroid hormone and two N-terminal variants for clinical research use.
Learn about evaluating the use of a second-generation Thermo Scientific Orbitrap-based high-resolution mass spectrometer and an immunosuppressants test kit for analysis of immunosuppressant drugs in whole blood.
Learn about developing a LC-MS/MS method to determine the concentrations of cyclosporine A, tacrolimus sirolimus and everolimus in whole blood.
See why the Fisher BioReagents FASTRun Tris SDS PAGE Running Buffer, 10X, sets the new standard for running Tris-Glycine gels.
Overview of Fisher Scientific Chemicals production.
Fisher Chemical offers the safest chemical storage containers available, due to its Safe-Cote shatter-resistant technology. See a demonstration of a Safe-Cote bottle vs. a regular bottle to see how Safe-Cote can help protect your chemicals, your lab, and most importantly, your people.
What sets AcroSeal apart? No accidental removal, adhesive-free sealing for less risk of contamination, better reseal, longer product life, higher package integrity, and more.
Cara Cesario, Product Manager for Optima LC/MS Solvents, discusses how Optima solvents and blended solvents save researchers time and money, allowing them to focus on the research. Additionally, Cara reviews Specialized Chemical Services, allowing customers to order a custom blended chemical or solvent.
Find the perfect solvent match! Your highly-calibrated scanning machinery deserves high-purity, high-intensity solvents to limit metal content and background peaks. Stop looking for solvents in all the wrong places, and find perfect chemistry with Fisher Chemical Optima.
Q: Will the new poly bottle packaging – constructed of a high-density polyethylene instead of glass – affect application results?
A: A one-year stability study conducted in 2011 for the storage of trace metal acids, specifically nitric acid (A509) and hydrochloric acid (A508), in polyethylene vs. glass bottles yielded the following results:
- Overall, the trace impurity values of the metal and non-metal analytes for the product in the polyethylene packaging were similar to the product in glass after one year of storage. Also, the concentrations of the product in polyethylene packaging were far below the maximum limits in the specifications.
- The trace impurity concentrations for some metals measured in the polyethylene packaging were not only much lower than the concentrations measured in the glass bottle for both the nitric acid and hydrochloric acid, but also were far below the maximum specification limits. In the specification tables datasheet (PDF, 188KB), these data rows are highlighted in yellow.
- Because the trace impurity concentrations for the metal and non-metal analytes in the polyethylene bottles were below the specification limits, this data suggests that after one year of storage there was no evidence of non-hydrocarbon plasticizers or plastic byproducts leaching from the polyethylene bottles
- In addition, Thermo Fisher Scientific has sold the following TraceMetalTM Acids products for many years in high-density polyethylene bottles:
|Cat. No.||Product Description||Package Size|
|A508-4||Hydrochloric Acid, TraceMetal Grade||4L|
|A513-500||Hydrofluoric Acid, TraceMetal Grade||500mL|
|A513-4||Hydrofluoric Acid, TraceMetal Grade||4L|
|A507-4||Acetic Acid, TraceMetal Grade||4L|
|A512-4||Ammonium Hydroxide, TraceMetal Grade||4L|
Q: How can I view Safety Datasheets through your website?
A: SDS for chemicals and reagents manufactured by Fisher Chemical can be easily viewed and printed from our website.
Q: How can I receive a Certificate of Analysis?
A: You can download a Certificate of Analysis from this site.
If a Certificate of Analysis is not available online, please contact Fisher Chemical Technical Support at 1-800-227-6701.
Q: Why don't all chemicals have an "outdate" to indicate shelf life?
A: Some of the chemicals from Fisher Chemical may not have an outdate simply because those materials do not decompose under normal storage conditions. They should have an indefinite shelf life if they are not contaminated or adulterated. If the product you purchase from Fisher Chemical has a known instability, an outdate will be noted on the label. Unless otherwise specified, the outdate will be the last day of the month indicated. It is good chemical practice, however, not to keep chemicals beyond five years. Over extended periods of time, conditions beyond your direct control could cause degradation of even stable compounds. Generally, the first two digits of the lot number will indicate the year of manufacture.
Q: At which temperature should I store my chemicals?
A: Storage conditions for all Fisher Chemical products are room temperature unless otherwise stated on the label.
Q: Are Fisher Chemical pH Buffers traceable to NIST?
A: Yes, our buffer solutions—manufactured by Fisher Chemical—are directly traceable to NIST. For traceability of specific product lots to specific standard lots, obtain a Certificate of Analysis.
Q: Which purity grades are Fisher Chemical and Fisher BioReagents products manufactured to meet?
A: Fisher Chemical and Fisher BioReagents products are available in a wide range of purity grades to meet all applications. Please refer to the purity charts below.
Q: Is there a difference between alcohol and ethanol?
A: The term "alcohol" can mean pure ethanol, denatured ethanol (alcohol) or other alcohols that are not ethanol (ethyl alcohol). The term "alcohol" can refer to pure alcohol -- undenatured ethanol and suitable for consumption.
The term "alcohol" can also refer to pure alcohol at any level of concentration (proof). Therefore, "pure alcohol" is a correct term for 100% ethanol (200 proof), 95% ethanol (190 proof) and any concentration of ethanol (vodka is 40% ethanol). The term "alcohol" can refer to denatured alcohol, ethanol which is unsuitable for consumption due to the addition of toxic solvents to the pure alcohol. It can therefore refer to any denatured ethanol product, regardless of the proof of ethanol and the concentration of ethanol in the denatured product. SDA-39C is referred to as Specially denatured "alcohol", even though it contains 1% diethyl phthalate as a denaturant and even though the ethanol content of this mixture can be 190 proof or 200 proof. There are several hundred standard formulas of denatured alcohol (ethanol), all of which can be called "alcohol". The term "alcohol" can refer to other solvents which are non ethanol-based but which are chemically classified as alcohols: Isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, and propyl alcohol are all "alcohol" but none are ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Since Fisher distributes a wide range of alcohol products, care must be taken when using the term alcohol, to communicate what product or class of products is being requested.
Q: What is Specially Denatured Alcohol?
A: Specially denatured alcohol is pure ethanol rendered unfit for drinking by adding solvents such as methanol, ethyl acetate, or IPA in quantities specified by the Federal Government. The addition of these solvents is what "denatures" the pure alcohol, making it unfit for consumption. "Denatured" does not imply an altered ethanol molecule (as when a protein is denatured by heat or a chemical agent), but indicates that the ethanol is "spoiled" or "poisoned".
Certain SDAs have additives as well as denaturants. For example, SDA-38B intended for use as a mouthwash has 1percent%, all of which are determined and regulated by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms).
One of the key differences between SDAs and other denatured ethanol products (General Use Formulas) is the level of added denaturants. SDAs are typically denatured at a level between 1 and 10 percent, and the BATF considers these products capable of being undenatured. Since there is no Federal Excise Tax collected on SDAs, the BATF wants to be sure of the intended, legal application. This is the primary reason why a permit is required for use, storage or resale of SDAs.
Specially Denatured Alcohols are used in a wide variety of common products including personal care products, flavorings, fragrances and industrial-grade products. They are also used in laboratories, hospitals and research facilities. While SDAs are not taxed, customers must obtain proper permits from the BATF in order to use more than five gallons of denatured product in a one-year period. Products, which do not require a BATF permit are referred to as "General Use Formulas". Fisher has the capability of manufacturing all SDAs, but chooses not to produce certain formulas due to the carcinogenic nature of certain denaturants the extreme danger hazardous denaturants may pose.
Q: Can pure ethanol be purchased without a BATF permit?
A: Yes, but a federal excise tax must be paid. Current federal tax is $13.50 per "proof gallon," which is $27.00 per gallon for 200-proof ethanol. Fisher includes the federal excise tax in your invoice.
Q: Can Specially Denatured Alcohol be bought without a BATF permit?
A: Yes, but purchases are limited to up to five gallons of SDA product in one year. A BATF permit is required to purchase more than five gallons in one year.
Q: I need custom packaging. Can you do this?
A: Yes. Specialized Chemical Services can supply chemicals in a wide variety of innovative packaging options designed for safety, environmental protection, convenient handling and storage and preservation of product integrity, while complying with all relevant regulations. Custom packaging is also available for chemicals supplied by you.
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Q: I need chemicals that comply with international testing requirements. Can Fisher Scientific supply these items to me?
A: Yes. Specialized Chemical Services includes extensive in-house laboratory, QC capabilities and utilization of accredited external partners, allowing us to respond quickly to specific quality control testing at your request.
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