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RECORD NUMBER: 28 OF 2632
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine-Coated Silica Gel Cartridge Method for Determination of Formaldehyde in Air: Identification of an Ozone Interference.|
|Author||Arnts, R. R. ; Tejada, S. B. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Ozone ; Chemical analysis ; Formaldehyde ; Silica gel ; Liquid chromatography ; Chemical reactions ; Dinitrophenylhydrazine|
Two versions of the 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine method, a coated silica gel cartridge (solid) and acetonitrile impinger (solvent based), were used simultaneously to sample varied concentrations of ozone (0-770 ppb) and formaldehyde (20-140 ppb). Ozone was found to be a negative interference in the determination of formaldehyde by the 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-coated silica gel cartridge method. At 120 ppb of ozone, formaldehyde at 40 ppb was under-reported by the cartridge method by 34% and at 300 ppb of ozone, formaldehyde measurements were 61% low. Greater losses were seen at higher ozone concentrations. Impinger sampling (2,4-DNPH in acetonitrile) showed no formaldehyde losses due to ozone.