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Main Title GC-MS (Gas Chromatographic-Mass Spectrometric) Suitability Testing of RCRA Appendix VIII and Michigan List Analytes.
Author Lucas, S. V. ; Kornfeld, R. A. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-03-3224; EPA/600/4-87/024;
Stock Number PB87-227674
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectrometry ; Soil analysis ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-227674 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 79p
As a first step in a hierarchical scheme to demonstrate the suitability of present U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) analysis methods and/or develop new methodology, the gas chromatographic (GC) separation and mass spectrometric (MS) detection characteristics of 328 toxic and/or hazardous organic materials have been investigated. Volatile and semivolatile analytes were tested using the GC/MS conditions specified in the USEPA Methods 8240 and 8270, respectively, as modified by the Contractor Laboratory Program (CLP) protocol. Standard mixtures of analytes were analyzed by septum injection onto the analytical column without any prior sample work-up procedures. For the 187 analytes that proved suitable for GC/MS analysis by Methods 8240 and 8270, the relevant characteristics for GC retention (retention time and relative retention index) and for MS detection (recommended quantification ion and confirmation ions with relative abundances and response factor relative to the internal standard) are reported. For analytes not detected by GC/MS or not included, a priori, recommendations for future work are made.