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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry of Organotin Compounds.
Author Betowski, L. D. ; Jones, T. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher 2 May 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/600/A-95/071;
Stock Number PB95-217709
Additional Subjects Tin organic compounds ; Chromatographic analysis ; Spectroscopic analysis ; Analytical chemistry ; Procedures ; Gas chromatography ; Liquid chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Separation ; Organotin compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-217709 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 31p
The combined use of High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with mass spectrometric (MS) detection has greatly enhanced the suite methods available for the specific analysis of environmental samples containing organotin compounds. The use of chromatographic separation and mass spectrometric detection provided the specificity needed for tin compounds. Speciation of organotin compounds is important because of the greater toxic effects of tributyltin compared to inorganic tin and other organic forms of the metal. The use of HPLC precludes the need for derivatization in the sample workup. Derivatization has been used widely in organotin analysis, but the procedure has several drawbacks, including incomplete reaction, introduction of additional complexity in an already complex sample, and additional sample workup time. The use ICP-MS or electrospray (or ionspray) MS gives the analyst the sensitivity to investigate environmental samples for organotin compounds at environmentally significant levels.