ADVISORY: While a general community quarrantine is in effect due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Ateneo de Manila University has scaled down its operations, the NCIC facility included.  Operating schedule and hours will be limited. Direct personal engagements of NCIC staff to clients will be kept to a minimum while we strive to serve our clients on a mostly remote set-up. More information on our COVID19 Advisory page.

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National Chemistry Instrumentation Center (NCIC) 

The National Chemistry Instrumentation Center (NCIC) is a research service center established in 1995 to provide support services in the areas of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry (MS) to researchers, industry and government regulators in the Philippines. The initial impetus for the NCIC was the Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) financed through the World Bank and administered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The NCIC undertakes research projects and provides analytical services which require the use of the NMR and MS. The list of projects that the center has undertaken include:

  • Quality parameters and processing of Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Development of analytical methods for 3-Monochloropropane diol (MCPD) in soy sauce
  • Analysis of natural products 
  • Analysis of carrageenan
  • Profiling of urine metabolites

Some of the analytical services include the following:

  • NMR Analysis
    • 1D and 2D NMR experiments (e.g. 1H PROTON, 13C CARBON, DEPT, COSY, COLOC, CHSHF, HMQC, HMBC)
    • Quantitative analysis of polymers
    • Qualitative analysis of xanthates
    • NMR profiling of various extracts
  • GCMS Analysis
    • GCMS profiling of extracts and identification of unknown compounds
    • Quantitative analysis of known compound
  • HPTLC Natual Products Profiling

Aside from these services, the NCIC also supplies retail quantities of liquid nitrogen at P250 per liter. 

More Information

More up to date information on the NCIC can be found on our Google Sites here (work-in-progress):


Contact Details

National Chemistry Instrumentation Center
Rm C104, G/F, Schmitt Hall (Chemistry Building),
Department of Chemistry,
School of Science and Engineering,
Ateneo de Manila University,
Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, 1108, Quezon City, Philippines

Tel. No. (632) 8426-6001 loc 5629 • Fax No. (632) 8426-1323
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