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Application Note 053

The performance of thermal desorption for the analysis of high-boiling SVOCs

Application Note 053

Anthropogenic semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are widely found in numerous matrices, including air, water, soil, indoor construction materials, certain consumer goods and foods. They include pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates and flame retardants, many of which are subject to regulation due to their known or suspected health effects. Reliable analysis of these compounds is therefore vital for many environmental monitoring campaigns, and increasingly for product quality control.

This application note demonstrates the excellent performance of UNITY™ 2 and TD-100™ thermal desorbers for the analysis of semi-volatile organic chemicals from standard solutions by thermal desorption (TD)–GC–MS.

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