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Main Title Analysis of a series of samples for polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) /
Author Erickson, Mitchell D. ; Zweidinger, Ruth A. ; Pellizzari., Edo D.
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Author Title of a Work
Zweidinger, Ruth A.
Pellizzari, Edo D.
DeCarlo, Vincent J.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, N.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-560/6-77-020; EPA-560/5-77-020; EPA-68-01-1978
Stock Number PB-273 196
OCLC Number 26089582
Subjects Polybrominated biphenyls--Toxicology ; Fireproofing agents--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Environmental surveys ; Gas chromatography ; Bromine organic compounds ; Mass spectrometry ; Samples ; Ethers ; Laboratory equipment ; Industrial wastes ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; Computer aided analysis
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 560/6-77-020 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/26/1992
EKBD  EPA-560/6-77-020 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/09/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-77-020 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/560/6-77/020 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 560-6-77-020 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-273 196 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 56 pages : charts ; 28 cm
Methods for the analysis of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry/computer (GC/MS/COMP) were developed using a 45 cm x 0.2 cm i.d. glass column packed with 2% OV-101 coated on Gas-Chrom Q. The column was programmed from 150-300C at 20C/min for the chromatography of mono-through pentabromobiphenyl and from 220-300C at 12C/min for hexa- through decabromobiphenyl. Two separate analyses were required to adequately separate the lower isomers and to yield definitive peaks for the higher isomers. A total of 80 samples were analyzed by GC/MS in the Multiple Ion Detection (MID) mode. They contained from undetectable to 860 micrograms/ml of PBBs. The higher isomers accounted for the majority of the PBBs found. Mass spectra obtained during GC/MS analysis of some of the more highly concentrated samples not only confirmed the presence of PBBs, but also detected polybrominated biphenyl ethers and other brominated compounds. Three commercial samples of decabromobiphenyl ether (C12Br10O) were analyzed for impurities by GC/MS using the same conditions as for the higher PBBs. All three samples contained C12Br9ClO in small amounts and one sample contained traces of C12H2Br8O and C12HBr9O.
"August 1977." "Contract no. 68-01-1978, project officer, Dr. Vincent J. DeCarlo, Office of Toxic Substances." "Research Triangle Institute."