Method 1004

Dichloroethyl Ether by GC/FID

This method is for the determination of dichloroethyl ether. The sample is collected on charcoal sorbent tubes, desorbed in carbon disulfide, and analyzed by GC/FID. The working range is 1.7 to 46 ppm (10 to 270 mg/m³) for a 15 L air sample. This method may be used for simultaneous analysis of two or more analytes by changing the chromatographic conditions (e.g. temperature programming) . High humidity during sampling will greatly reduce breakthrough volume. Note: This is Method S357 in a revised format.

(NIOSH Issue 2: 15 August 1994)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   At least seven days from sampling to analysis if kept at 25°C
Preservatives:   Store at 25°C.
Required Preps:   Solid sorbent tube: coconut shell charcoal, 100 mg / 50 mg, 7cm x 6mm OD x 4mm ID
Collection Method:   Solid sorbent tube: 2 - 15 L @ 0.01 - 1 L/min.
Analytical Methodology:   GC/FID
Documentation:   1004

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* 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.