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Attenuated Total Reflectance Probe is suited for FTIR spectroscopy.

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March 18, 2011 - Model DPR-230 features mid-IR spectral response, providing detailed analysis based on specific chemical functional groups. Unit's interchangeable sample compartment mounting plate allows probe to mate to any specified FTIR spectrometer. Able to pivot around spectrometer's sample beam axis, unit can be dipped into sample container and is cleaned using solvent and soft tissue. Interface to reaction vessels is made using sliding tapered joint that can be locked in any position on probe.

Axiom Analytical, Inc.

17751-Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA, 92714, USA

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New Attenuated Total Reflectance Probe Provides Enhanced Performance for Laboratory and QC Mid-Infrared Analysis

Press release date: March 11, 2011

TUSTIN, Calif. - Axiom Analytical, Inc. has announced its DPR-230 sample compartment mounted attenuated total reflectance (ATR) probe for FTIR spectroscopy. The new probe is the successor to the popular DPR-210 which has found widespread use in applications ranging from chemical and pharmaceutical research to incoming inspection of raw materials. In common with its predecessor, the DPR-230 features broad mid-IR spectral response, providing detailed quantitative analysis based on specific chemical functional groups. It comes equipped with an interchangeable sample compartment mounting plate to mate to any specified FTIR spectrometer. In addition to the considerable capabilities of the DPR-210, the new probe features higher transmission and easier interchange of ATR elements.

The design of the DPR-230 allows it to pivot around the spectrometer's sample beam axis so that it can be dipped into any sample container for rapid screening or detailed analysis. Cleaning is achieved by simply dipping the probe into a beaker of solvent and wiping it off with a soft tissue. Interface to laboratory reaction vessels is provided by a sliding tapered joint that can be locked in any position on the probe. With its high transmission (up to 20%, depending on spectrometer beam geometry), the DPR-230 provides highly sensitive chemical analysis when used with the DTGS infrared detectors, standard with most FTIR spectrometers.

The DPR-230 is the newest member of Axiom Analytical's comprehensive family of products based on the Company's patented ATR immersion probe technology*. Other members of the family include models for on-line process analysis as well as diamond ATR probes for the monitoring of highly aggressive chemical reactions.

About Axiom Analytical, Inc.
Axiom Analytical, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Dr. Mike Doyle and Norm Jennings, pioneers in the field of process FTIR spectroscopy. The Company's mission is to develop and market the robust sampling equipment, software, and integrated systems required to fully realize the potential of molecular spectroscopy for solving economically significant problems both in laboratory analysis and manufacturing processes. The Company's products are employed in diverse industries ranging from basic chemicals to pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, and polymer processing.

More information about Axiom Analytical Inc. can be found at http://www.goaxiom.com/.

* U.S. Patents 4,812,041; 4,835,389; and 5,051,551.

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