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Botanical Oils Containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division has developed a collaborative program with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the National … more

Saw Palmetto Dietary Supplement Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Two Standard Reference Materials containing saw palmetto, SRM 3250 Serenoa repens (Fruit) and SRM 3251 Serenoa repens Extract, have been developed … more

Multivitamin/Multielement Dietary Supplement SRM
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division has produced SRM 3280 Multivitamin/Multielement Tablets for use as a control by laboratories making vitamin or … more

Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in collaboration … more

Measurements and Standards for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 10/19/2012

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health's … more

Standard Solution SRMs Provide Traceability for Millions of Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/18/2012

For decades, NIST has provided the SRM 3100 series single-element standard solutions. The certified values are traceable to the International … more

NIST SRM for Reproducible Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Last Updated Date: 10/16/2012

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are one of the first major nanoscale manufactured products to enter the market. Therefore, reliable and reproducible … more

Mercury Vapor Pressure Correlation
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

An apparent difference between the historical mercury vapor concentration equations used by the mercury atmospheric measurement community and a … more

Neutron Imaging for Health, Environment, and the Hydrogen Economy
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Quantitative imaging tools enhance our ability to understand biological systems and achieve efficient hydrogen fuel cells. Today's metrological … more

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

The accurate mass determination of DNA and other nucleic acids is of critical importance in many clinical diagnoses and in forensic and molecular … more

Study of Microheterogeneity in Solid Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Microbeam X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) has been used nondestructively to investigate elemental heterogeneity by constructing two-dimensional maps of … more

Improving High-Performance Inductively-Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (HP-ICP-OES) Through Exact Matching
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Using high-performance inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (HP-ICP-OES), relative expanded uncertainties on the order of 0.2 … more

Evaluation of Independent High-Precision Assay Procedures for a High-Purity Primary Standard Reagent
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

NIST assigns assay values for a suite of high-purity reagents using two techniques: coulometry and titrimetry. Coulometry is based on Faraday's … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

Novel Stationary Phase Materials in Separation Science Research
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Research activities in separation science continue to focus on investigations of the fundamental physical and chemical processes that influence … more

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