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Rapid Screening Workflow for Phthalates in Plastics by GC/MSD in Under Six Minutes

Rapid Screening Workflow for Phthalates in Plastics by GC/MSD in Under Six Minutes

The Agilent Intuvo 9000/5977B GC/MSD system provides a fast screening workflow for the qualitative detection of phthalates in plastics

Agilent Technologies

Among phthalates used as plasticizers, there are several that are currently regulated. An updated directive for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) published in 2015 (2015/863/EU) includes four phthalates as hazardous substances. Using a GC oven with direct heating technology, technicians were able to extract and analyze phthalates from two plastic samples in under six minutes time, a method that is particularly useful for prioritizing samples for in-depth analysis.

Download this application note to learn how the Agilent Intuvo 9000/5977B GC/MSD system provides a fast screening workflow for the qualitative detection of phthalates in plastics.