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Main Title Evaluation of Fused-Silica Capillary Columns for GC/ECD (Gas Chromatography with Electron Capture Detection) Analysis of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Listed in EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Method 8120 (Journal Version).
Author Lopez-Avila, V. ; Dodhiwala, N. ; Beckert, W. F. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Environmental Systems Div.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-03-3226; EPA/600/J-88/228;
Stock Number PB89-144596
Additional Subjects Chromatographic analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Bromohydrocarbons ; Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Chemical analysis ; Electron capture ; Toluene ; Naphthalene ; Xylene ; Evaluation ; Reprints ; Fused silica capillary
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NTIS  PB89-144596 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Four mega-bore, one wide-bore, and one narrow-bore fused-silica capillary columns were evaluated for their applicability to the GC/ECD analysis of 22 chlorinated hydrocarbons, some of which are currently targeted by EPA Method 8120. No one column can resolve all 22 compounds. Four compounds (two pairs) are coeluting on the SPB-35, DB-210, DB-WAX, and DB-519 fused-silica capillary columns, five compounds (two groups) are coeluting on the DB-1301 fused-silica capillary column, and ten compounds (five pairs) are coeluting on the SPB-5 fused-silica capillary column. The analysis time varies between 30 and 50 min. The order of elution of the chlorinated benzenes seems to depend on their boiling points rather than on the polarity of the liquid phase. The retention times of an additional nine chlorinated toluenes, eight chlorinated xylenes, and five chlorinated naphthalenes are also reported. Electron capture detector linearity is reported for the DB-210 fused-silica capillary column. Five brominated compounds were investigated as possible internal standards for Method 8120. (Copyright (C) 1988, Dr. Alfred Huethig Publishers.)