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Headspace-SPME-GC-MS identification of volatile organic compounds released from expanded polystyrene

  • A method for the identification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from packaging expanded polystyrene (EPS) is presented. Headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) with a 75-μm carboxen-polydimethylsiloxan fiber was used as sample preparation technique before the determination of the volatile organic compounds by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). For separation of compounds, two fused silica capillary columns of different polarity (DB-5ms and BPX-50) were used. Styrene monomer with his impurities and oxidation products, as well as residual pentane, were identified in the headspace of EPS.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Peter Kusch, Gerd Knupp
Parent Title (English):J. Polym. Environ. (Journal of Polymers and the Environment)
First Page:83
Last Page:87
Publisher:Plenum Publishing Corporation
Publication year:2004
Keyword:EPS; GC/MS; SPME; Styrene; VOC
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Angewandte Naturwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 54 Chemie / 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Entry in this database:2015/04/02