Symptom: Odor

Possible Causes: What could cause this problem?

Oxidation / Degradation / Contamination

Sample Testing Plan: How do you measure?

  • 1. Solvent extraction, evaporate solvent
  • 2. Measure residue on ATR or IR window
  • 3. Measure sample and reference part on TGA-IR

Data Analysis Plan: How do you identify the problem?

  • 1. Search libraries to identify material or contamination
  • 2. Compare sample data to reference part data to identify differences
  • 3. Change formulation if appropriate