Odours & Emissions

Chemicals such as phthalates, emitted from consumer products and construction materials, have been in the spotlight in recent years, and are a prime target for modern analytical techniques.

Analysis of odours and emissions from automotive textiles and trimmings by thermal desorption with GCxGC–TOF MS

Demonstrating the use of direct desorption of various textiles and trimmings prior to analysis by thermal desorption (TD) and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with BenchTOF2™ time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC–TOF MS) to identify malodours and compounds of potential concern.


Improved characterisation of materials using pyrolysis with GCxGC–TOF MS

Pyrolysis coupled with two-dimensional gas chromatography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (Py–GCxGC–TOF MS) can be used for quality control of consumer products, including tyres, plastics and paper.


Improved characterisation of malodours in recycled plastics using TD–GCxGC with BenchTOF2 MS

Thermal desorption (TD) with GCxGC–TOF MS can be used for comprehensive characterisation of volatiles from recycled plastics, and the method is simple to translate to routine screening in QC labs.


New car smell: Improved identification of odours in vehicle interior air

This study demonstrates the discovery of odour compounds using thermal desorption with GCxGC–TOF MS. This provides target and non-target screening of car trim components on a single platform, for advanced analysis of vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ).


Comprehensive screening of volatile emissions from plastics

This study demonstrates the use of a discovery platform combining thermal desorption with GC×GC–TOF MS for comprehensive screening of emissions from plastics.


Analysis of complex phthalate mixtures by GC–TOF MS with Select-eV soft ionisation

This study shows how the acquisition of ‘soft’ electron ionisation spectra offers significant advantages for the GC–MS analysis of phthalates.


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