Method 2517

Pentachloroethane by GC/ECD

This method is for the determination of pentachloroethane. The sample is collected on Porapak R sorbent tubes, desorbed in 2 mL of hexane and ultrasonicated for 30 minutes, followed by GC analysis with a 63Ni electron capture detector system. The working range is 0.01 to 20 mg/m³ (0.001 to 2.4 ppm) for a 5 L air sample. NOTE: This method revises P&CAM 335.

(NIOSH Issue 2: 15 August 1994)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   Stable for 7 days from sampling to analysis if kept at 25°C or 21 days from sampling to analysis if kept at 0°C in the dark
Preservatives:   Store away from light and keep refrigerated or store at 25°C.
Required Preps:   Solid sorbent tubes: Porapak R, 70 mg/35 mg, 7cm x 6mm OD x 4mm ID
Collection Method:   Solid sorbent tubes: 1 - 10 L @ 0.01 - 0.2 L/min.
Analytical Methodology:   GC/ECD
Documentation:   2517

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.