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Document ID (ISN)49857
CIS number 88-965
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0272-9
Year 1986
Convention or series no. MDHS 55
Title Acrylonitrile in air
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive Information and Advisory Services, St. Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle, Merseyside L20 2QY, United Kingdom, June 1986. 6p. Illus. 10 ref. Price: GBP 2.00.
Abstract Guidance note on a laboratory method using porous polymer diffusion samplers, thermal desorption and gas chromatography. Scope: although recommended for the determination of personal exposure, the method may be used for fixed location monitoring; suitable for the measurement of airborne acrylonitrile vapour in the concentration range 2-20mg/m3 for exposure times of 30min-8h. This range may be extended to 0.1mg/m3 or lower for 8h sampling periods. Any compound that co-elutes with acrylonitrile under the operating conditions is a potential interferent; changing the polarity of the column stationary phase may remove this interference. Additional information on acrylonitrile: properties, uses, toxicity, first aid.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; determination in air; acrylonitrile
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; description of equipment; first aid; data sheet; description of technique; gas chromatography; sampling and analysis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cyano compounds