A Study of the Analysis of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Flame Retardants by GC/MS/MS

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720001021EN
Part Number:
720001021EN
Author(s):
K. Worrall, A. Newton (Waters);B. Van Bavel, A. Pettersson, G. Lindstrom (MTM Research Center, Orebro University, Sweden);E. Reiner, K. MacPherson, T. Kolic (Ontario Ministry of Environment, Canada);N. Ordsmith, S. Catterall, K. Hall (Hall Analytical, Manchester, UK)
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Waters Applications Note
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Application Notes
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Application Notes
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Polybrominated diphenyl ether (BDE) flame retardants have been of increasing concern to environmental analysts in recent years and have recently made front page news1. Current analytical techniques for BDE analysis generally involve the use of HR/GC-HR/MS, a costly technique requiring highly trained operators. Methods have also been published using single quadrupole GC/MS2,3, or GC/MS/MS (iontrap)4. The purpose of this study was to investigate the suitability of a GC triple-quadrupole instrument for the analysis of BDEs, monitoring compound-specific fragmentation patterns with the use of multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) acquisitions.

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