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Document ID (ISN)51766
CIS number 89-957
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0176-5
Year 1987
Convention or series no. MDHS 32
Health and Safety Executive: Occupational Medicine and Hygiene Laboratory
Title Dioctyl phthalates in air - Laboratory method using Tenax sorbent tubes, solvent desorption and gas chromatography
Bibliographic information 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.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; dioctyl phthalate; gas chromatography; determination in air; sampling and analysis
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; first aid; detection by flame ionization; data sheet; description of technique
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Phthalates
Esters and salts