|Document ID (ISN)||51766|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive: Occupational Medicine and Hygiene Laboratory
||Dioctyl phthalates in air - Laboratory method using Tenax sorbent tubes, solvent desorption and gas chromatography
||Health and Safety Executive Sales Point, Room 414, St Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Bootle, Merseyside L20 2QY, United Kingdom, Dec. 1987. 7p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: GBP 2.50.
||Content of this guidance note: properties, uses and toxicity of dioctyl phthalates and first aid after massive exposure to hot fume; description of the method (sampling through a glass or metal tube packed with Tenax porous polymer sorbent, description of the collected dioctyl phthalates by cyclohexane and analysis of the solution with a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionisation detector). Scope: suitable for sampling over a period of 8h, but may be used for sampling over shorter periods by increasing the sampling flow rate to a maximum of 500mL/min. The method does not distinguish between di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and diisooctyl phthalate. Analytical limits: 0.5 - 25mg/m3 for air samples of 50L. Bias of the method: <5%. The presence of coeluting compounds will provide interference - a table of interference data is given in the annex.
||United Kingdom; dioctyl phthalate; gas chromatography; determination in air; sampling and analysis
||toxic effects; first aid; detection by flame ionization; data sheet; description of technique
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Esters and salts