Do you need to identify and quantify chemicals? The ECCD offers you various possibilities in the spectroscopy area.

For structure elucidation, and accurate and straightforward quantitative analysis, NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) is an essential and versatile technique, being applicable to the analysis of organics, organometallics as well as many inorganics. The ECCD spectrometers have fields ranging from 400 to 600 MHz, and they are ready for the analysis of a multitude of nuclei (e.g. 19F, 31P, 23Na, 29Si besides the usual 1H and 13C) specially in solution but solid-state capabilities are also available. Measurements can be performed at higher temperatures (120 °C), with extra sensitivity – thanks to cold probe technologies – and with the throughput conveyed by state of the art autosamplers.

Vibrational spectroscopies (FTIR and Raman) at ECCD can be applied using different sampling modes. Inquires are related to structure elucidation of bulk components, detailed surface characterization and mapping of the distribution of additives in a wide range of materials. These investigations can be realized on a (sub) micron level using FTIR- and Raman-microscopy imaging. Moreover, ECCD’s Raman microscope is also equipped with profilometer and AFM probe making possible to obtain Raman data while performing roughness or wear studies on a micron to nanometer scale.

The techniques can be used as standalone or as part of an integral, multi-analytical approach


In the field of mass spectrometry (MS), ECCD has available several techniques for ion preparation and separation, ToF, Quadrupole and Orbitrap. This gives the sensitivity, flexibility and specificity you need to tackle the identification of components in simple and complex matrices, especially when used in conjunction with chromatographic systems, e.g. GC-MS and (UP)LC-MS.

Depending on your question, the ECCD analytical tools, including the ones above, may find use as separate techniques or be combined in a multi-analytical approach.


Mass Spectrometry

  • LC QToF MS
  • LC Orbitrap MS
  • GC-MS (Liquid / Headspace / SPME / Thermal Desorption / Pyrolysis)
  • Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Resonance Spectroscopy

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)


  • UV/VIS

Vibrational Spectroscopy

  • Infrared (IR)
  • Near Infrared (NIR)
  • Raman
  • Hyperspectral (confocal) Raman Imaging
  • Hyperspectral IR Imaging

Application areas

Research & Development

  • Product optimization
  • Process optimization
  • Surface and interface characterization
  • Degradation studies
  • Depth profiling studies (microns)
  • Reaction kinetics

Failure analysis

  • Identification of visual contaminants
  • Root cause of decreased activity
  • Production failures
  • Additive distribution in materials


The Expert Capability Center Deventer is located at the heart of the R&D center of Nouryon in Deventer, the Netherlands.

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