Non-destructive rapid analysis of brominated flame retardants in electrical and electronic equipment using Raman spectroscopy.

@article{Kikuchi2004NondestructiveRA,
  title={Non-destructive rapid analysis of brominated flame retardants in electrical and electronic equipment using Raman spectroscopy.},
  author={Sonoko Kikuchi and Kazuteru Kawauchi and Sadatsugu Ooki and Masaru Kurosawa and Hisashi Honjho and Teruo Yagishita},
  journal={Analytical sciences : the international journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={1111-2}
}
Using Raman spectroscopy without any preparation, we analyzed the brominated flame retardant, polybromodiphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which has been prohibited by the European Union. The typical Raman bands of PBDEs, which are clearly different from those of other brominated flame retardants, are from 100 to 300 cm(-1). In our analysis, the detection limit was about 100 ppm, and the analysis took about 1 min, whereas the usual method of solvent extraction using gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy… CONTINUE READING

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