Analytical Standards

TraceCERT® CRMs for AAS and ICP

TraceCERT® certified reference materials (CRM) are developed and produced in an accredited laboratory, fulfilling both ISO 17025 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) and ISO Guide 34 (General Requirements for the Competence of Reference Material Producers).

TraceCERT Product Features
Certified Single Element Standards for AAS and ICP
Multielement Standards for ICP
Custom Standard Solutions
Useful Literature
History and CRM Production/Certification Information

TraceCERT® products are characterized by:

  • Highest-purity starting materials available
  • Superior (Swiss metrological) level of accuracy, very low uncertainties and lot-specific values
  • Traceability to at least two independent references
    (i.e. NIST, BAM or SI unit kg)
  • Comprehensive documentation
    (certification according to ISO Guide 31)
  • Certificates of ICP standards list up to 70 trace impurities
  • ICP standards packaged in light- and gas-tight aluminum foil bags
    (for extended stability)

Certified Single Element Standards for AAS and ICP

We offer a high range of single element standard solutions (1000mg/L) suitable for AAS or ICP respectively. The ICP standards are tested for up to 70 trace impurities whose concentrations are stated in the certificate.
AAS standards are supplied in 250 mL HDPE bottles except for Hg, which is bottled in 100 mL borosilicate white glass bottle.
The following AAS standards are supplied in 100 mL HDPE bottles: Pd, Au, Pt, Sc.
ICP standards are supplied in 100 mL HDPE bottles and sealed in an aluminum bag, including the certificate. For the AAS standards, the certificate can be downloaded from the web, using product number and lot number.

 

Element
(1000 mg/L)
Composition
Cat. no. AAS Standard
Example
Certificate
Package Size
Cat. no. ICP Standard
Example Certificate Package Size
Aluminum Al(NO3)3 x 9H2O + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Antimony Sb metal + HNO3 (+ HF Traces)
250 mL
100 mL
Arsenic As2O3 + HNO3 (+ NaOH for AAS)
250 mL
100 mL
Barium BaCO3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Beryllium Be acetate + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Bismuth Bi metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Boron H3BO3 + H2O
250 mL
100 mL
Cadmium Cd metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Calcium CaCO3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Cerium CeO2 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Cesium CsNO3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Chromium Cr(NO3)3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Cobalt Co metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Copper Cu metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Dysprosium Dy2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Erbium Er2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Europium Eu2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Gadolinium Gd2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Gallium Ga metal + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Germanium Ge semi-metal + HNO3 (HF traces)
250 mL
250 mL
Gold Au metal + HCl (HNO3 traces)
100 mL
100 mL
Hafnium Hf metal + HNO3 (HF traces)
250 mL
100 mL
Holmium Ho2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Indium In metal + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Iron Fe metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Lanthanum La2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Lead Pb(NO3)2 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Lithium Li22CO3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Lutetium Lu2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Magnesium Mg metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Manganese Mn metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Mercury Hg metal + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Molybdenum Mo metal + HCI + ( HNO3 Traces)
250 mL
100 mL
Neodymium Nd2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Nickel Ni metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Niobium Nb metal + HNO3 (HF traces)
100 mL
100 mL
Palladium Pd(NO3)2 + HCl
100 mL
100 mL
Phosphorus H3PO4 + H2O
250 mL
100 mL
Platinum Pt metal + HCl (HNO3 traces)
100 mL
100 mL
Potassium KNO3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Rhenium Re metal + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Rhodium RhCl3 + HCl
100 mL
100 mL
Rubidium RbNO3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Scandium Sc2O3 + HNO3
 
100 mL
 
100 mL
Selenium Se metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Silicon Si metal + NaOH
250 mL
100 mL
Silicon Si metal + HNO3 + HF
--
--
--
100 mL
Silver Ag metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Sodium NaNO3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Strontium Sr(NO3)2 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Sulfur H2SO4 + H2O
250 mL
100 mL
Tantalum Ta metal + HNO3 (HF traces)
100 mL
100 mL
Tellurium Te semi-metal + HNO3 + HF
250 mL
100 mL
Terbium Tb2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Thallium TINO3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Thulium Tm2O3 + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Tin Sn metal + HCl
250 mL
100 mL
Titanium Ti metal + HNO3
100 mL
100 mL
Tungsten W metal + HNO3 (HF traces)
100 mL
100 mL
Vanadium V2O5 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Yttrium Y2O3 + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Zinc Zn metal + HNO3
250 mL
100 mL
Zirconium Zr metal + HNO3 + HF
250 mL
100 mL

 

For many elements we also offer concentrated solutions at 10,000 mg/L. The 100mL HDPE bottles are sealed in an aluminum bag and the printed certificate is delivered with the product.

 

Element (10,000 mg/L) Composition Cat. No. Package Size Example Certificate
Aluminum Al(NO3)3 x 9H2O + HNO3 41377 100 mL
Antimony Sb metal + HNO3 + HF 91482 100 mL
Arsenic As2O3 + HNO3 67904 100 mL
Barium BaCO3 + HNO3 75187 100 mL
Boron H3BO3, NH4OH + H2O 18822 100 mL
Cadmium Cd metal + H2O 90006 100 mL
Calcium CaCO3 + HNO3 94458 100 mL
Cesium Cs(NO3) + HNO3 79261 100 mL
Chromium Cr(NO3)3 + HNO3 93104 100 mL
Cobalt Co metal + HNO3 01488 100 mL
Copper Cu metal + HNO3 94459 100 mL
Indium In metal + HNO3 97624 100 mL
Iron Fe metal + HNO3 56209 100 mL
Lead Pb(NO3)2 + HNO3 39082 100 mL
Lithium Li2CO3 + HNO3 90766 100 mL
Magnesium Mg metal + HNO3 80759 100 mL
Manganese Mn(NO3)2 x 4H2O + HNO3 42071 100 mL
Mercury Hg metal + HNO3 75111 100 mL
Nickel Ni metal + HNO3 19013 100 mL
Palladium Pd metal + HCl + HNO3 traces 50719 100 mL
Phosphorous H3PO4 + H2O 19916 100 mL
Platinum Pt metal + HCl 74554 100 mL
Potassium KNO3 + HNO3 68371 100 mL
Scandium Sc2O3 + HNO3 92504 100 mL
Selenium Se semi metal + HNO3 98838 100 mL
Silver Ag metal + HNO3 91543 100 mL
Sodium NaNO3 + HNO3 39924 100 mL
Sulfur H2SO4 + H2O 94430 100 mL
Thallium TlNO3 + HNO3 05295 100 mL
Titanium Ti metal + HNO3 + HF 44973 100 mL
Tungsten W metal + HNO3 + HF 50938 100 mL
Tin Sn metal + HNO3 + HF 42991 100 mL
Vanadium V metal + HNO3 44712 100 mL
Yttrium Y2O3 + HNO3 02312 100 mL
Zinc Zn metal + HNO3 68961 100 mL
Zirconium Zr metal + HNO3 51971 100 mL



Multielement Standards for ICP

All our multielement standard solutions are delivered in 100 mL HDPE bottles (except for the USP mixes, which are delivered in FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) bottles), sealed in an aluminium bag and the printed certificate is delivered with the product.


Periodic Table Mixes
With these three multielement standard solutions, all ICP measurable elements of the periodic table are covered (excluding mercury). All components are present at a concentration of 10 mg/L.

Cat. No.
Description Composition Matrix Package Size
Example Certificate
Periodic Table Mix 1 for ICP 33 elements (10 mg/L each) 10% nitric acid 100 mL
Periodic Table Mix 2 for ICP 17 elements (10 mg/L each) 5% hydrochloric acid and
1% hydrofluoric acid
100 mL
Periodic Table Mix 3 for ICP 16 elements (10 mg/L each) 5% nitric acid 100 mL




Chemical Group Mixes
Each of these eight multielement standard solutions contains a specific group of elements. Concentrations of the analytes are 100 mg/L except for the rare elements mix where the analytes have a concentration of 50 mg/L.


Cat. No.
Description Composition Matrix Package Size
Example Certificate
Alkali Metal Mix for ICP 5 elements (100 mg/L each) 2% nitric acid 100 mL
Alkaline Earth Metal Mix for ICP 5 elements (100 mg/L each) 2% nitric acid 100 mL
Rare Earth Metal Mix for ICP 16 elements (50 mg/L each) 2% nitric acid 100 mL
55263 Metalloid and Non-Metal Mix for ICP 10 elements (100 mg/L each) 10% nitric acid and
<0.5% hydrofluoric acid
100 mL
51509 Post-transition Metal Mix for ICP 6 elements (100 mg/L each) 2% nitric acid 100 mL
04330 Transition Metal Mix 1 for ICP 10 elements (100 mg/L each) 2% nitric acid and
1% hydrofluoric acid
100 mL
96442 Transition Metal Mix 2 for ICP 8 elements (100 mg/L each) 2% nitric acid 100 mL
93468 Transition Metal Mix 3 for ICP 7 elements (100 mg/L each) 5% nitric acid 100 mL



USP and other ICP Mixes
We offer two standard mixes for the new pharmacopeia (USP) monographs 232 and 233 for elemental impurities determination in pharmaceutical products.

Cat. No.
Description and Composition Package size
Example Certificate
USP 232 Element Impurities, Standard 1 (in 10% nitric acid)
1.5 mg/L: As   100 mg/L: Mo, V   25 mg/L: Cd   5 mg/L: Pb   500 mg/L: Ni
15 mg/L: Hg   1000 mg/L: Cu
100 mL
USP 232 Element Impurities, Standard 2 (in 10% HCl) 100 mg/L: Ir, Os, Pd, Pt, Rh, Ru 100 mL
Multielement standard solution I for ICP (in 10 % HNO3)
Ag, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Sr, Zn: 10 mg/L each
Al, B, Cr, Li, Mo, Na, Ni, Tl: 50 mg/L each
Bi, K, Pb: 100 mg/L each
100 mL
Multielement standard solution III for ICP (in 5 % HNO3)
K: 200 mg/L
Mg: 400 mg/L
Na: 1000 mg/L
Ca: 2000 mg/L
100 mL
Multielement standard solution IV for ICP (in 10 % HNO3)
Be, Cd, Co, Mn: 10 mg/L each
Cr, Cu, Ni: 20 mg/L each
Al, As, Ba, Pb, V: 40 mg/L each
B, Fe, Se, Tl, Zn: 100 mg/L each
100 mL
Multielement standard solution V for ICP (in 10 % HNO3)
Ag, Al, Ba, Be, Bi, Cd, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Ga, In, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sr, Tl, V, Zn: 10 mg/L each
Ca, Fe, Ca, Na:100 mg/L each
100 mL


The TraceCERT CRM solutions for Ion Chromatography have been moved to a new page

Custom Standard Solutions

If you cannot find the standard you need in our portfolio, you can request a quotation for customized standard solutions for AAS, ICP or IC using our new online custom standards platform.

 

Useful Literature

About Certified Reference Materials (CRM) PDF, 407KB)

Part 1: Introduction - Swiss precision meets analytical competence (PDF, 104KB)
Part 2: What traceability really means (PDF, 172KB)
Part 3:Challenges in the characterization of high-purity starting materials (PDF, 102 KB)
Part 4: Production, handling and storage of high-precision calibration solutions (PDF, 129 KB)
Part 5: Reliability is a matter of proper uncertainty calculation (PDF, 106 KB)
Part 6: Double accreditation - increasing the reliability and value of analytical results (PDF, 168 KB)

TraceCERT certified reference materials for ion chromatography (Reporter Article) (PDF, 259 KB)

TraceCERT CRM Solutions brochure
(PDF, 2 MB)

Inorganic Trace Analysis brochure
(Reagents and Standards for Sample Preparation,
Calibration and Analysis) (PDF, 1MB)