Quality Control of Isocyanates – Chemical-free and fast determination of isocyanate content with NIRS

Determination of isocyanates (ASTM D7252) is a challenging procedure due to the reactivity of these organic species with atmospheric moisture, as well as their toxicity. Furthermore, HPLC analysis typically used for this kind of analysis involves sample preparation steps and chemicals, with each measurement taking up to 20 minutes to complete. This application note demonstrates that the XDS RapidLiquid Analyzer operating in the visible and near infrared spectral region (Vis-NIR) provides a chemical-free and fast solution (under one minute) for determination of isocyanate content.