Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dryer lint: an advanced analysis laboratory

Title:
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dryer lint: an advanced analysis laboratory
Authors:
Thompson, Robert Q.
Abstract:
An advanced analytical chemistry laboratory experiment is described that involves environmental analysis and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Students analyze lint from clothes dryers for traces of flame retardant chemicals, polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), compounds receiving much attention recently. In a typical experiment, ng/g levels of three PBDE congeners (#47, #99, and #100) were found in the dryer lint through use of several mass spectral modes: negative chemical ionization–selected ion monitoring (MS–NCI–SIM) and tandem mass spectrometry with electron ionization and selected reaction monitoring (MS–EI–SRM). Students gain experience in Soxhlet extraction, mass spectrometry, and isotope dilution analysis as they explore their own local environments.
Citation:
Thompson, Robert. 2008. "Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dryer lint: an advanced analysis laboratory." Journal Of Chemical Education 85(10): 1419-1420.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education
DATE ISSUED:
2008
Department:
Chemistry
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1021/ed085p1419
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309095

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Robert Q.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:02:14Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:02:14Z-
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationThompson, Robert. 2008. "Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dryer lint: an advanced analysis laboratory." Journal Of Chemical Education 85(10): 1419-1420.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-9584en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309095-
dc.description.abstractAn advanced analytical chemistry laboratory experiment is described that involves environmental analysis and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Students analyze lint from clothes dryers for traces of flame retardant chemicals, polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), compounds receiving much attention recently. In a typical experiment, ng/g levels of three PBDE congeners (#47, #99, and #100) were found in the dryer lint through use of several mass spectral modes: negative chemical ionization–selected ion monitoring (MS–NCI–SIM) and tandem mass spectrometry with electron ionization and selected reaction monitoring (MS–EI–SRM). Students gain experience in Soxhlet extraction, mass spectrometry, and isotope dilution analysis as they explore their own local environments.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Educationen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/ed085p1419-
dc.subject.departmentChemistryen_US
dc.titlePolybrominated diphenyl ethers in dryer lint: an advanced analysis laboratoryen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal Of Chemical Educationen_US
dc.identifier.volume85en_US
dc.identifier.issue10en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1419en_US
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