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Document ID (ISN)49812
CIS number 88-955
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0280-X
Year 1987
Convention or series no. MDHS 25
Title Organic isocyanates in air
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive Information and Advisory Services, St Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle, Merseyside L20 2QY, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., Mar. 1987. 5p. 12 ref. Price: GBP 1.00.
Abstract Guidance note on a laboratory method using 1-(2-methoxyphenyl) piperazine solution and high performance liquid chromatography. Scope: suitable for sampling over periods of 10min-8h. Although recommended for the determination of personal exposure, the method may be used for fixed location monitoring by suitable modification. Analytical range: 7-140µg NCO/m3 for samples of 10L of air. For an 8h (30L) sample, the detection limit is 2µg NCO/m3. Aromatic amines will produce interference with the method. Additional information on organic isocyanates: properties, uses, toxicity, first aid. This guidance note is a revision of the previous MDHS with the same number published in 1983 (CIS 84-1618).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; determination in air; isocyanates
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; personal sampling; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; hexamethylene diisocyanate; isophorone diisocyanate; 2,4-tolylene diisocyanate; high-pressure liquid chromatography; first aid; sampling and analysis; replaced; description of technique; data sheet; aromatic amines
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds