Method 61


This method is for the determination of phosgene from a workplace air sample.  The sample is collected using a 2-(hydroxmethyl)piperadine coated XAD-2 tube.  The sample is desorbed with toluene and analyzed by GC/NPD (nitrogen phosphorus detector).




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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   Recoveries for phosgene were at the 95% confidence level after storage at ambient temperature for 19 days.
Preservatives:   None specified in the method.
Required Preps:   2-(hydroxmethyl)piperadine coated XAD-2 tube (SKC 226-117)
Collection Method:   The method recommends a flow rate of 1 L/min. and a volume of 240L.
Analytical Methodology:   GC/NPD
Documentation:   61.pdf

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.