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The presence in environmental and technical samples of an interference (PCB 163) on the HRGC-ECD determination of PCB 138 was demonstrated with the very polar column SP-2330. EI mass spectra of the pure standards (PCB 163 being synthesized in-house) were different, due to the "ortho-effect", which helped in the confirmation of results. These findings render previous analysis of PCB 138 with non-polar columns questionable.

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Authors: LARSEN B, JRC Ispra (IT);RIEGO J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 40 (1990) pp. 59-68
Record Number: 199110155 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en