NMIA Standards

National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMIA) CRMs

National Measurement InstituteThe National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMIA), a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement.

NMIA’s Chemical Reference Materials group is a global leader in the manufacture and certification of high-quality Reference Materials (RMs) and Certified Reference Materials (CRMs).  We are pleased to partner with NMIA to make RMs and CRMs in the following areas available to the analytical community, many of which are available only from NMIA:

As an ISO 17034 accredited reference material producer NMIA produces internationally recognized calibration standards.   As part of a robust quality system, NMIA integrates the following into the production of each reference material:

  • Compound identity confirmed by a minimum of two spectroscopic techniques, including NMR (1H, 13C), GC–MS, LC–MS and FT–IR
  • Purity, reported as a mass fraction, is assessed using mass balance and/or quantitative NMR.  The comprehensive mass balance approach utilizes GC-FID or HPLC-UV to quantify impurities of related structure, Karl Fischer titration for water content, and thermogravimetric analysis to assess volatile and non-volatile residue.  Supporting evidence is provided by 1H NMR and elemental microanalysis.
  • Metrological traceability to the SI unit for mass (kg) is established for all CRMs.
  • Characterization data for each compound is assessed by an independent scientific review panel as the final step in the certification process.
  • A comprehensive analytical report is provided with each compound and full details of chromatographic and spectral data are available on request.