Method 8270E

SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS
SPECTROMETRY

Scope:

This method is used to determine the concentration of semivolatile organic compounds in extracts prepared from many types of solid waste matrices, soils, air sampling media and water samples.

 This method can be used to quantitate most neutral, acidic, and basic organic compounds that are soluble in methylene chloride (or other suitable solvents provided that the desired performance data can be generated) and are capable of being eluted, without derivatization, as sharp peaks from a gas chromatographic fused-silica capillary column coated with a slightly polar silicone. Such compounds include PAHs, chlorinated hydrocarbons, chlorinated pesticides, phthalate esters, organophosphate esters, nitrosamines, haloethers, aldehydes, ethers, ketones, anilines, pyridines, quinolines, aromatic nitro compounds, and phenols (including nitrophenols).

The samples are prepared for analysis by GC/MS using the appropriate sample preparation (refer to Method 3500) and, if necessary, sample cleanup procedures (refer to Method 3600). The semivolatile compounds are introduced into the GC/MS by injecting the sample extract into a GC equipped with a narrow-bore fused-silica capillary column. The GC column is temperature-programmed to separate the analytes, which are then detected with an MS connected to the GC. Analytes eluted from the capillary column are introduced into the MS via a direct connection. Identification of target analytes is accomplished by comparing their mass spectra and retention times (RT) with the mass spectra and RTs of known standards for the target compounds. Quantitation is accomplished by comparing the response of a major (quantitation) ion relative to an internal standard (IS) using an appropriate calibration curve for the intended application.

-SW-846 Update IVA

 

Method Data

Method 8270
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Preservation
Sample Volume
Method Refernce

Analyte List

Analyte
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
1-Methylnaphthalene
2,3,4-Trichlorophenol
2,3,5,6-Tetrachlorophenol
2,3,5-Trichlorophenol
2,3,6-Trichlorophenol
2,4,5-Trichlorophenol
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol
2,4-Dichlorophenol
2,4-Dimethylphenol
2,4-Dinitrophenol
2,4-Dinitrotoluene
2,6-Dinitrotoluene
2-Chloronaphthalene
2-Chlorophenol
2-Methylnaphthalene
2-Methylphenol
2-Nitroaniline
2-Nitrophenol
3,3´-Dichlorobenzidine
3-&4-Methylphenol
3-Nitroaniline
4,6-Dinitro-2-methylphenol
4-Bromophenyl phenyl ether
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol
4-Chloroaniline
4-Chlorophenyl phenyl ether
4-Nitroaniline
4-Nitrophenol
Acenaphthene
Acenaphthylene
Anthracene
Azobenzene
Benz(a)anthracene
Bis(2-chloroethoxy)methane
Bis(2-chloroethyl)ether
Bis(2-chloroisopropyl)ether
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
Butyl benzyl phthalate
Carbazole
Chrysene
Di-n-butyl phthalate
Di-n-octyl phthalate
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene
Dibenzofuran
Diethyl phthalate
Dimethyl phthalate
Fluoranthene
Fluorene
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachlorobutadiene
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Hexachloroethane
Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene
Isophorone
Benzo(a)pyrene
Benzo(b)fluoranthene
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene
Benzo(k)fluoranthene
Benzoic Acid
Benzyl Alcohol
N-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine
N-Nitrosodimethylamine
N-Nitrosodiphenylamine
Naphthalene
Nitrobenzene
Pyrene
Pyridine
Pentachlorophenol
Phenanthrene
Phenol

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