Although it may sound unlikely, I believe I discovered a chemical. I am highly inexperienced in chemistry and law and now seeking assistance. If I am correct in my discovery, this chemical has potential of being very valuable. That being said, I would like to protect every aspect of the chemical and it's potential. Since I am inexperienced in chemistry, I will need the assistance of a chemist to help identify the new chemical before I can patent it, but I do not want that chemist to steal or use the chemical other than identifying it.. I could give the chemist a sample of the chemical to try identifying it and there shouldn't be any more information given.
Is an NDA the best choice of protection? Should I consult a lawyer? Any advice is accepted.