ICS offers a comprehensive package of analytical and technical services to outside companies. As a partnership of professional chemists (most of whom are Chartered Chemists) we have expertise and experience across all areas of chemistry. We possess a full range of major analytical and research equipment available to help solve industry's problems. All work is undertaken with speed, accuracy and a full guarantee of confidentiality, at very competitive prices. The following selection illustrates the breadth of services commercially available.

NMR Spectroscopy

We have four instruments, AVIII300 Nanobay, AVIII400, AVIIIHD400 and a 'Benchtop'. 

Contact:   D.Ellis@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 8038

Single crystal diffraction

A Bruker D8 Venture dual source (Cu & Mo) diffractometer (installation April 2019) with an Oxford Cryosystems Cryostream routinely running at 100K, whereby chemists can have the structure of their compound from a single crystal determined within a day.

Contact: G.M.Rosair@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 8036

Powder diffraction

A Bruker D8 Advance diffractometer equipped with a Ge monochromator collects high resolution XRD data with a LynxEye detector from flat plates in reflectance mode.  It is equipped with a robot sample changer with a capacity for 30 samples.

Contact: G.M.Rosair@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 8036

Elemental Analysis

Microanalysis for C, H and N is available on an Exeter Analytical CE440 analyser. Solids, liquids and air-sensitive materials can all be handled. Minimum sample mass typically 5mg. 

Contact: l.mcmahon@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 4233

FTIR and Melting Point determination

Contact: l.mcmahon@hw.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)131 451 4233

Other Analytical Methods

FTIR, UV/VIS, GC/HPLC, AA, TGA, GPC and traditional wet-chemistry are all available - contact us for further details. 

Contact: G.M.Rosair@hw.ac.uk  Phone: +44 (0)131 451 8036