Method Description Sheet

Method EPA Method 8060
Title PHTHALATE ESTERS
Abstract Method 8060 provides gas chromatographic conditions for the detection of ppb levels of phthalate esters. Prior to use of this method, appropriate sample extraction techniques must be used. Both neat and diluted organic liquids (Method 3580, Waste Dilution) may be analyzed by direct injection. A 2- to 5-uL aliquot of the extract is injected into a gas chromatograph (GC) using the solvent flush technique, and compounds in the GC effluent are detected by an electron capture detector (ECD) or a flame ionization detector (FID). Ground water samples should be determined by ECD.

Compounds Analyzed :

CAS #Compound Name
120514 Benzyl benzoate (I.S.)
117817 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
85687 Butyl benzyl phthalate
84742 Di-n-butyl phthalate
84662 Diethyl phthalate
131113 Dimethyl phthalate
117840 Di-n-octyl phthalate
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