Laboratory analysis of NDEA

You wish to analyze and determine NDEA (CAS: 55-18-5) in your product?

NDEA (N-nitrosodiethylamine) is a molecule belonging to the nitrosamine family.

In the form of a yellow, oily, water-soluble liquid with an indistinct odor, NDEA is sensitive to degradation by photolysis caused by ultraviolet rays. 

A widespread molecule present in many natural or synthetic products, NDEA is found in a number of industrial products, notably in cigarette smoke and diesel fuel, where it is added as an antioxidant and stabilizer.

NDEA, a chemical compound classified as a hazardous substance

NDEA, like all nitrosamines, has been classified as a hazardous and potentially carcinogenic substance for humans by the IARC and the WHO.

Nitrosamines are also monitored by the ANSM (Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé), which conducts further studies on the risks associated with the presence of nitrosamines in medicines.

The decree of October 2, 1997 limits the use of certain forms of nitrosamines, including NDEA, by indicating the tolerated residual quantity and, in certain cases, the indicative dose of incorporation.

FILAB, laboratory for the analysis and determination of NDEA in industrial products

In order to support manufacturers in the development and quality control of their products, by following the regulatory changes, the laboratory provides a state-of-the-art analytical park, allowing the determination of NDEA and its precursors in trace amounts, in all types of matrices (food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, polymer, water…).

The analysis are performed by, among others, the LC-MSMS technique

The detection limits for NDEA determination vary from 1 to 10µk/kg (ppb) depending on the type of matrix.

FILAB also offers specific method development or method validation (ICH Q2) on your matrices. 

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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