Organophosphorus flame-retardant and plasticizer analysis, including recommendations form the first worldwide interlaboratory study

S.H. Brandsma, J. de Boer, P.E.G. Leonards, W.P. Cofino, A. Covaci

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Abstract

The first worldwide interlaboratory study on organophosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) was organized to improve the quality of the data reported in the literature. The study involved standard solutions, dust, fish oil and sediment samples. The differences in coefficients of variation (CV) between the samples were related more to PFR concentration (with high blanks being reported by some laboratories) and less to matrix type. Not all participating laboratories suffered from blank problems, which indicated that it was possible to control the blanks. We include recommendations on how to improve analytical performance, especially to reduce contamination of blanks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-228
JournalTrAC : Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • tandem mass-spectrometry
  • indoor environments
  • gas-chromatography
  • population characteristics
  • chemical-ionization
  • organic-compounds
  • phthalate-esters
  • water samples
  • new-model
  • air

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