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Main Title Scheme for the direct analysis of organics in the environment by tandem mass spectrometry /
Author Hunt, Donald F. ; Shabanowitz, J. ; Harvey, T. M. ; Coates, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shabanowitz, Jeffrey.
Harvey, T. Michael.
Coates, Mildred.
CORP Author Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Office of Research and Development.;Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/544; EPA-R-805790
Stock Number PB89-208912
Additional Subjects Mass spectra ; Water pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Quantitative analysis ; Organic wastes ; Phthalates ; Phenols ; Amines ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-208912 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 15 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Direct analysis of hazardous organic chemicals in the environment by tandem mass spectrometry is described. Liquid and solid chemical wastes and residues from lyophilized aqueous solutions are volatilized directly into the ion source of a triple quadrupole instrument. All or most wet chemical and chromatographic separation steps are eliminated. Analysis of phthalates, aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorocarbons, phenols, amines, and carboxylic acids by functional group and molecular weight is accomplished by using the technique of collision activated dissociation and a series of 0.5-s neutral loss and parent ion scans under data system control on a triple quadrupole instrument. Both knowns and unknowns are characterized, detection limits are at the 10-100 ppb level, and the total analysis time per sample is typically only 25-30 min. (Copyright (c) 1985 American Chemical Society.)
"Reprint article published in Analytical Chemistry, 56(2):525-537, February 1985." "EPA/600/J-85/544." PB89-208912. Microfiche.