This method is used for the determination of vinyl acetate. The sample is collected on a carbon molecular sieve tube, desorbed in 95:5 methylene chloride:methanol, and analyzed using GC/FID (flame ionization detector).
The working range of the method is 0.085 to 247 ppm (0.3 to 870 mg/m³) for a 10 L air sample. The method is sensitive enough for ceiling measurements.
NOTE: This method is adapted from OSHA Method 51 and replaces NIOSH Method P&CAM 278.
(NIOSH Issue 2: 15 January 1998)
* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.