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Feasibility of detection and quantification of gas-phase carbonyls in indoor environments using PFBHA derivatization and solid-phase microextraction (SPME).
Pacolay-BD; Ham-JE; Slaven-JE; Wells-JR
J Environ Monit 2008 Jul; 10(7):853-860
Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) was evaluated for the detection and quantification of the gas-phase carbonyls: citronellal, glyoxal, methylglyoxal, and beta-ionone. Prepared air samples containing the carbonyl compounds were collected at a flow rate of 2.8 L min(-1) in an impinger containing a 25% reagent water/ 75% methanol collection liquid. The aqueous samples were then derivatized with O-(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzyl) hydroxylamine hydrochloride (PFBHA), extracted with a PDMS/ DVB coated SPME fiber, and analyzed by GC-MS. Detection limits with a sample air volume of 76 L were calculated to be 0.03 ppbv, 0.34 ppbv, 0.12 ppbv, and 0.28 ppbv for citronellal, glyoxal, methylglyoxal, and beta-ionone, respectively.
Analytical-processes; Analytical-methods; Monitors; Monitoring-systems; Sampling-methods; Organic-compounds; Organic-chemicals; Volatiles; Cleaning-compounds
Assessment Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, MS-3030, Morgantown, WV 26505
Issue of Publication
Journal of Environmental Monitoring
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