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Document ID (ISN)42875
CIS number 84-1912
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0176-5
Year 1983
Convention or series no. Guidance Note MDHS 32
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Dioctyl phthalates in air - Laboratory method using Tenax adsorbent tubes, solvent desorption and gas chromatography
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive Sales Point, St Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3QZ, United Kingdom, 1983. 5p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: ú1.00.
Abstract Properties, uses and toxicity are given for the dioctyl phthalates. Determination method: sampling through a metal tube packed with porous polymer adsorbent, desorption of the dioctyl phthalates by cyclohexane and analysis of the solution with a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionisation detector. Scope: suitable for measurement over a period of 8h, but may be used for sampling over shorter periods by increasing the sampling flow-rate to a max. of 500ml/min. The method does not differentiate between di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and diisooctyl phthalate. It is suitable for determination of these compounds present as vapour or aerosol, and for both personal and area sampling. Analytical limits: 0.5-25mg/m3 for 50l air samples. Precision: <10%. The presence of coeluting compounds will provide interference - a table of interference data is given in the appendix.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; determination in air; sampling and analysis; dioctyl phthalate
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; phthalates; replaced; detection by flame ionization; gas chromatography; data sheet; plasticizers; description of technique
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Phthalates
Esters and salts