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Document ID (ISN)111550
CIS number 11-0230
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR646
Author(s) Coldwell M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Field validation of improved sampling methods for airborne cyanoacrylates
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. vi, 17p. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access RR646.pdf [in English]
Abstract The Health and Safety Laboratory has developed revised sampling methods for ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate and methyl-2-cyanoacrylate following the introduction of a 0.3 ppm short-term exposure limit (see RR645, ISN 111549). This report describes a field validation exercise undertaken to assess these improved cyanoacrylate sampling methods. A three-site, four visit field validation exercise has been carried out. The sites visited were a Police scene-of-crime laboratory, an automotive loudspeaker manufacturer and a producer of adhesives which was visited on two occasions. Static sampling was performed using an impinger based reference method together with the two newly developed tubes, based on a commercially-available Tenax tube. Both tubes performed well and the results were generally in good agreement with the reference method over a representative range of concentrations. Both tubes were found to be suitably robust for fieldwork. It is recommended that the tube with steel mesh be used for all measurement of airborne cyanoacrylate concentrations due to better performance in laboratory validation tests.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; cyanoacrylates; adhesives; sampling and analysis; determination in air
Descriptors (secondary) ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate; methyl cyanoacrylate; laboratories; detector tubes; electronics industry; report; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Acrylates
Cyano compounds