Method 2544


This method is for the collection and analysis of nicotine from a workplace air sample. The sample is collected on an XAD-2 sorbent tube, desorbed in ethyl acetate, and analyzed by GC/NPD (nitrogen phosphorus detector).

The working range of the method is 0.3 to 2 mg/m³ for a 100L air sample. The probable useful range of this method is likely to extend to lower concentrations than the analytical range specified.

NOTE: This is method S293 in a revised format.

(NIOSH Issue 1: 15 August 1994)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   The method says samples are stable for at least 5 days if kept at 25°C.
Preservatives:   Store samples at 25°C.
Required Preps:   XAD-2 tube, SKC 226-30-04
Collection Method:   The method recommends a flow rate of 1.0 L/min. with a sample collection volume of 60 to 400 L.
Analytical Methodology:   GC/NPD
Documentation:   2544

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.