Chemical, Molecular and Materials Analysis Centre (CMMAC)


Established since 1998, CMMAC is a central instrumentation facility at NUS Chemistry that provides quality professional analysis services to the academia and industry. Our vision is to provide analytical solutions to researchers and enterprises in the areas of (i) Chemical and elemental analysis, (ii) Molecular fingerprinting and mixture analysis, (iii) Materials studies & diffraction analysis, and (iv) Spectroscopic & microscopic studies. When possible, we promote research interactions among scientists and partners, provide hands-on training in analytical instrumentation and conduct user courses or workshops of current interests. We welcome enquiries from institutions and industries.

Please direct your enquiries to: cmmac@nus.edu.sg. The various services we provide are listed below (click on words in bold for more details):


(i) Chemical & Elemental Analysis

(ii) Molecular Fingerprinting & Mixture Analysis

(iii) Materials Studies & Diffraction Analysis

(iv) Spectroscopic & Microscopic Studies

Elemental Analysis
CHNS, ICP-OES, IC
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
1H, 13C, 19F, 31P, 109Ag, 1D/2D, Solid state
Thermal Analysis
DSC; TGA, TGA/MS
Electron Microscopy
(SEM, TEM)
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
Surface element & chemical state
Chromatography
GC, HPLC, GCMS, IC; GPC for polymer samples
X-ray Diffraction
Single crystal XRD, Powder XRD
Raman Microscopy
Structural fingerprint of molecules
Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy
Unpaired electrons, 8-10 GHz (X-Band)
Mass Spectrometry
GCMS, LCMS, MS/MS, MALDI
Pore Sizes & Surface Area Analysis
Physi- & Chemisorption; BET
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Fluorescence properties; Excited state lifetime study
Vibrating Sample Magnetometry
Magnetic properties