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 NON, 13C BCM, DEPT, COSY, COLOC, CHSHF, HMQC [currently unavailable], HMBC [currently unavailable])
    • Quantitative analysis of polymers
    • Qualitative analysis of xanthates
    • Profiling of various extracts
  • GCMS Analysis
    • Identification of unknown compounds
    • Quantitative analysis of known compound

Aside from these services, the NCIC also accepts purchases of liquid nitrogen at P250 per liter. Liquid nitrogen purchases can be made only during weekdays 9:30-11:30AM and 1:30-3:30PM. The NCIC does not sell or rent dewars or insulated containers and other cryogenic accessories.


  1. Dr. Fabian Dayrit, Director
  2. Dr. Olivia Erin Buenafe, Consultant
  3. Lolit Lagurin, SRS II
  4. Cris Dan Bajacan, SRS I
  5. John Daniel Magsalin, SRS I
  6. Noel Oquendo, SRS I
  7. Rafaelle Silong, SRS I
  8. Ian Kenneth Sorne, SRS I
  9. Mark Joseph Garrovillas, NMR Operator