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Elemental Impurities according to ICH Q3D parenteral, Standard 1

(in 12% nitric acid), TraceCERT®, applicable for testing acc. to USP<232>, Ph.Eur. Gen. Chapter 5.20

Quality Level


certified reference material


according to ICH Q3D
according to Ph. Eur.
according to USP

product line


shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


Ag, 10 mg/L
As, 15 mg/L
Cd, 2 mg/L
Co, 5 mg/L
Hg, 3 mg/L
Ni, 20 mg/L
Pb, 5 mg/L
Se, 80 mg/L
Tl, 8 mg/L
V, 10 mg/L


(in 12% nitric acid)


ICP: suitable


multi-component solution

General description

This certified reference material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034. This CRM is traceable to SI unit kg and measured against primary material from an NMI, e.g. NIST.
Certified content incl. uncertainty and expiry date are given on the certificate.
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Preparation Note

For the preparation of this CRM only materials of highest purity were used.

Legal Information

TraceCERT is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC



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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Elemental Impurities - Certified Reference Materials for ICH Q3D, USP 232, USP 2232, and Ph.Eur. 5.20

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Inorganic elemental impurity mixes according to ICH Q3D guidelines

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