[Test method for 6 phthalates in polyvinyl chloride].


A test method for 6 phthalates, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate, diisononyl phthalate, diisodecyl phthalate and di-n-octyl phthalate, in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was developed. GC/MS was used in the SIM mode for the separation and detection of phthalates. For preparation of the test solution, the extraction method with acetone-hexane mixture (3 : 7) and the dissolution method with tetrahydrofuran and ethanol were compared and it was confirmed that each method gave good recoveries. Dilution of the test solution was effective to reduce the influence of PVC. In a collaborative study with nine laboratories, the intra-laboratory variations showed good repeatability, but the measurements at some laboratories deviated widely. It appears that this method is unsuitable for the judgment of acceptability, but it may be suitable for the determination of phthalate content in PVC products.

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@article{Abe2011TestMF, title={[Test method for 6 phthalates in polyvinyl chloride].}, author={Yutaka Abe and Motoh Mutsuga and Yoshichika Hirahara and Yoko Kawamura}, journal={Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan}, year={2011}, volume={52 5}, pages={309-13} }