Method 1011

Ethyl Bromide by GC/FID

This method is for the determination of ethyl bromide. The sample is collected on charcoal sorbent tubes, desorbed in carbon disulfide, and analyzed using GC/FID. The working range is 22 to 560 ppm (100 to 2500 mg/m³) for a 4 L air sample. Ethyl bromide is used in organic synthesis as a solvent and as a refrigerant, anesthetic, and grain and fruit fumigant. Note: This method revises Method S106.

(NIOSH Issue 2: 15 August 1994)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   Not noted in method
Preservatives:   Not noted in method
Required Preps:   Solid sorbent tube: coconut shell charcoal, 100 mg / 50 mg, 7cm x 6mm OD x 4mm ID
Collection Method:   Solid sorbent tube: 0.5 - 4 L @ 0.01 - 0.2 L/min.
Analytical Methodology:   GC/FID
Documentation:   1011

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit
Ethyl bromide

* 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.