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Main Title Evaluation of particle beam liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry for the analysis of polar semivolatile organic compounds in air samples /
Author Whiton, Robert S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wilson, Nancy K.
CORP Author NSI Technology Services Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/091; EPA-68-02-4444
Stock Number PB91-127746
Subjects Organic compounds--Composition ; Air quality--Measurement
Additional Subjects Mass spectroscopy ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Nitroaryl compounds ; Amines ; Particle beams ; Quantitative analysis ; Liquid chromatography ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-127746 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 50 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
The report describes the initial evaluation of a particle beam liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer for the analysis of polar semivolatile organic compounds in air samples. The study was concentrated on examining and optimizing instrumental operating parameters, evaluating the ability of the instrument to generate classical electron impact mass spectra of representative compounds, investigating the performance with chemical ionization, and evaluating the potential for quantitative analysis with selected compounds. Test compounds included hydroxy-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), nitro-PAH, amino-PAH, and hydroxynitro-PAH. The report describes the results of these experiments and discusses several problems found in the current particle beam interface design.
Caption title. "October 1990." "EPA/600/3-90/091." "Nancy K. Wilson, project officer." Microfiche.