Method 2013

Phenyl Ether Diphenyl Mixture by GC/FID

This method is used for the determination of phenyl ether diphenyl mixtures. The sample is collected on silica sorbent tubes, extracted with benzene, and analyzed by GC/FID. The working range is 0.1 to 10 ppm (0.7 to 70 mg/m³) for a 10 L air sample. Better sensitivity may be achieved with a capillary column in place of a packed column. A DB-17 column with appropriate instrumental conditions is recommended. NOTE: This is Method S73 in fourth edition format.

(NIOSH Issue 1: 15 August 1994)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   Not noted in method
Preservatives:   Not noted in method
Required Preps:   Solid sorbent tube: silica gel, 150 mg/75 mg, 7cm x 6mm OD x 4mm ID
Collection Method:   Solid sorbent tube, 1 - 40 L @ 0.01 - 0.2 L/min.
Analytical Methodology:   GC/FID
Documentation:   2013

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit
Phenyl ether-biphenyl mixture (vapor)

* 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.