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 GC×GC–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 (GC×GC–TOF MS) to identify malodours and compounds of potential concern.

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Improved characterisation of materials using pyrolysis with GC×GC–TOF MS

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

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

Thermal desorption (TD) with GC×GC–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.

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

This study demonstrates the discovery of odour compounds using thermal desorption with GC×GC–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).

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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.

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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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