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Acids & Bases
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The Fisher Chemical portfolio of high-purity acids and bases comprises more than 400 products suited to a wide range of laboratory applications, from environmental testing to ICP.

Manufactured in ISO 9001:2008-certified facilities, all Fisher Chemical acids and bases undergo rigorous quality assurance and testing measures that ensure excellent lot-to-lot and bottle-to-bottle consistency. Certificate of Analysis available.

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OPTIMA / LCMS

Applications:  LC/MS, HPLC, GC, spectrophotometry

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Additive for the formulation of solvent blends for the mobile phase in LC/MS applications.

  • Also available in convenient 0.5 mL, 1 mL and 2 mL ampules for easy dilutions
  • Ampules are prescored for easy opening - no need to file the ampule
  • Minimal metal impurities
  • Low mass spectrometry background noise
  • Lowest impurity background using diode array detection (LC-UV)
  • Extended column life due to low impurity levels using OPTIMA LC/MS mobile phase prepared with A116 Trifluoroacetic Acid and A117 Formic Acid
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OPTIMA

Applications:  HPLC, GC, plasma/ICP, spectrophotometry, pesticide residue analysis

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Lowest metal content, highest purity. Perfect choice for environmental testing, plasma analysis, electronic research and other exacting procedures requiring the utmost purity, precision and accuracy.

  • Lowest metal content of any commercially available acid
  • Analyzed for up to 65 metals to ppt level by ICP-MS to provide unequaled purity (Certificate of Analysis supplied with each bottle)
  • Packaged in specially manufactured and cleaned PFA and FEP fluoropolymer bottles (Optima Ammonium Hydroxide is packaged in specially leached HDPE bottles)
  • Produced and packaged in Class 100 clean room environment to ensure maximum purity
  • Established product lines provide excellent lot-to-lot consistency for reproducible results

 

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TraceMetal

Applications: Primarily used in digestion of samples prior to instrument (ICP) analysis

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Superior Purity, Exceptional Value.

Select Fisher Chemical grade acids and bases now available in high-density poly bottles that provide up to 80% less metallic extractable compared to glass.

  • Exceedingly low metal content for less than you would pay for our competitors' premium grades. Proprietary distillation achieves metal concentrations in the sub-ppb range
  • Each lot analyzed for more than 55 metals by ICP-MS
  • Proprietary distillation techniques achieve metal concentrations in the sub-ppb range
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HPLC

Applications: Applications: HPLC and spectrophotometry

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Specially formulated for use in liquid chromatography, Fisher Chemical HPLC Grade Acids ensure minimum baseline drift and maximum retention reproducibility.

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Certified ACS

Applications: Analytical applications requiring tight specifications

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Reagent chemicals that meet or exceed the latest ACS Specifications. Actual lot analysis on label.

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Certified

Applications: General analytical procedures

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Acids for which the purity standard is established by Fisher Scientific. Purity is guaranteed to meet published maximum limits of impurities.

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Reagent, Laboratory & Technical

Applications: Manufacturing and general laboratory use

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Chemicals of reasonable quality and purity for use in procedures where no official standards are required.

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USP/NF/FCC/EP/BP/JP

Applications: Food and drug laboratories, biological testing

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Acids that meet or surpass specifications of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the National Formulary (NF), the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the European Pharmacopeia (EP), the British Pharmacopeia (BP) and/or the Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP).

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Standardized Solutions

Acid/base standard solutions for acid-base titrations.

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TraceMetal Grade Acids and Bases: Now Packaged in Poly Bottles

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Fisher Chemical high-purity acids and bases have set the standard of excellence for demanding applications involving TraceMetal analysis in diverse fields, such as environmental testing and electronics research. Popular instrument systems, such as atomic absorption spectroscopy (AA) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), require samples prepared with the highest purity acids in order to carry out exacting measurements of TraceMetal content. Selected Fisher Chemical TraceMetal grade acids and bases are now available in poly bottles.

Benefits and features:

  • Up to 80 percent fewer metallic extractables compared to glass bottles
  • Sub-ppb-range metal concentrations due to proprietary distillation techniques
  • Lighter, safer and easier handling in the laboratory and limited to no breakage during transportation

Learn more about how the new poly bottle packaging may affect application results in the chemicals FAQ .

Buffers & Solutions

When it comes to standardizing pH meters and potentiometric titration equipment, Fisher Chemical has the buffers you need. Solutions are prepared with raw materials that meet or exceed current American Chemical Society specifications for reagent-grade chemicals. Manufactured to exacting standards and packaged for convenience, youll find a Fisher Chemical buffer or solution to meet virtually every laboratory or field application.

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Normality and Test Solutions

New Normality and Test Solutions are available from Fisher Chemical.

Benefits and features:

  • Solutions prepared with raw materials that meet or exceed current American Chemical Society specifications for reagent-grade chemicals
  • Aqueous solutions manufactured with high-purity deionized water
  • Normality solutions traceable to reference standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Solutions prepared using documented master production and quality control procedures to ensure consistent quality and minimal lot-to-lot variation

pH Buffers

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When it comes to standardizing pH meters and potentiometric titration equipment, Fisher Chemical has the buffers you need. Manufactured to exacting standards and packaged for convenience, you'll find a Fisher Chemical buffer to meet virtually every laboratory or field application.

Unsurpassed Accuracy, Exceptional Lot-to-Lot Performance

  • FDA licensed and cGMP facility
  • ISO 9001:2000 certified for development, testing, manufacturing and packaging
  • Traceable to NIST standards

Convenience

  • ChemAlert labels provide pH tolerance, lot number, expiration date and more
  • Easy-to-use packaging
  • Color-coded solutions for the major calibration points:
    • pH 4.00 — Red
    • pH 7.00 — Yellow
    • pH 10.00 — Blue
  • pH/temperature conversion charts on the label for commonly used buffers
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Certified, Color-Coded Buffer

  • Ready-to-use liquids
  • Color-coded solutions with matching colored labels provide instant recognition, in or out of the bottle
  • Tight tolerances: ± 0.01pH for pH 4 and 7 buffers, ± 0.02pH for pH 10 buffers @ 25ºC
  • Available in dispenser-top 500mL or 4L polyethylene bottles or 20L Poly-Pac store- and- dispense containers

Dry Buffer Salts

  • Mix with distilled water or, for greater accuracy, use one of Fisher Chemical's certified waters to make pH-specific buffered solutions
  • Supplied in polyethylene-lined Gram-Pac envelopes
  • Each envelope makes one liter of buffer
  • Easy to store, more stable than solutions

Certified Buffer Solutions

  • Ready-to-use liquids
  • Made from established formulas and standardized at 25ºC against NIST standard reference material
  • Stated pH values certified accurate to ± 0.02pH or ± 0.01pH at time buffer is bottled
  • 500mL and 1L sizes supplied in polyethylene bottles with screw caps and plastic seals. 10L and 20L sizes supplied in Poly-Pac store-and-dispense containers

Certified Buffer Solutions

  • Ready-to-use liquids
  • Made from established formulas and standardized at 25ºC against NIST standard reference material
  • Stated pH values certified accurate to ± 0.02pH or ± 0.01pH at time buffer is bottled
  • 500mL and 1L sizes supplied in polyethylene bottles with screw caps and plastic seals. 10L and 20L sizes supplied in Poly-Pac store-and-dispense container
Inorganic Salts
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The Fisher Chemical brand has a wide selection of inorganic salts that can be utilized in a number of diverse applications. These inorganic salts are offered in various purity grades to meet both your research and manufacturing process needs. Inorganic salts come in a variety of forms, which include powder, crystals, granules, pellets and lumps. Grades of these inorganic salts include select products meeting ACS, USP/NF and FCC requirements as well as Certified, Reagent and other specialty grades. All Fisher Chemical products are manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 certified environment and undergo rigorous quality assurance and testing procedures ensuring excellent lot-to-lot consistency.

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Purity Grade Classification for Inorganic Salts

Multicompendia (USP/NF/FCC/EP/BP/JP)

Reagent chemicals that meet or surpass specifications of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the National Formulary (NF), the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the European Pharmacopeia (EP), the British Pharmacopeia (BP), and/or the Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP).

Certified ACS

Reagent chemicals that meet or exceed the latest ACS specifications. Actual lot of analysis is available on label.

Certified

Reagent chemicals for which the purity standard is established by Fisher Scientific. Purity is guaranteed to meet the published maximum limits of impurities.

HPLC

Compounds manufactured specifically for use with HPLC instruments. Meets all ACS specifications and is submicron filtered.

Laboratory and Technical

Chemicals of reasonable quality and purity for use in procedures where no official standards are required.

High-Purity Water

Fisher Chemical High-Purity Water

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A Wide Selection of Impurity-Free Water in Convenient, Pre-Packed Containers

You may not think you could have many grades for a compound as simple as water, but in the Fisher Chemical product lines, the types and grades of water available have increased significantly throughout the years.

Water that has been processed to remove impurities is used in every laboratory. While some of these labs may have their own water purification systems, there are also many customers who purchase water in pre-packed containers.

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Research/Analytical Grades

  • The latest edition to our product offering. This water is specifically processed and tested for LC/MS and UHPLC applications. Testing includes novel UHPLC and LC/MS gradient tests, minimal trace organics, low UV-absorbance, and metal-testing in ppb range.

    Water, LC/MS Grade

  • Tested to be free of metals contamination down to the PPT rang and has wide applications in ICP, and graphite furnace applications. Packaged in specially pre-cleaned LDPE bottles to protect product integrity.

    Water, Ultra Trace Elemental Analysis Grade

Biotechnology Grade

  • Ideal for many fundamental procedures such as PCR, electrophoresis, DNA sequencing and buffers for enzymatic analyses.

    Water, Molecular Biology Grade (0.1µm filtered)

  • Economical grade water which is a good starting material for experimental buffers and solutions.

    Water, Biotech Grade

  • Economical grade water which is a good starting material for experimental buffers and solutions.

    Water, DNA Grade

  • QC tested for DNase, RNase, Protease and lack of microbial and fungus growth. Autoclaved to remove the DEPC for RNA needs.

    Water, RNA Grade

  • Appropriate for use in any of your molecular biology procedures.

    Water, Nuclease Free Grade
Solvents
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Solvents

The Fisher Chemical portfolio of high-purity solvents comprises more than 600 solvents suited to a wide range of laboratory applications, from LC/MS to HPLC to gas chromatography to spectrophotometry.

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Elite 8 Solvents

Introducing the Elite 8 Solvents featuring the most commonly used stockroom, analytical laboratory, production solvents available in various pack sizes. Fisher Chemical is dedicated to providing high-quality solvents at a purity grade that will meet your needs. No matter the application, Fisher Chemical will provide you with the quality you desire, the purity that you require, and the certainty that you deserve.

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