Purge-and-trap gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric determination of benzene in denture adhesives.

T. L. Barry, G. Petzinger, G. Lehr, John Specchio

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A purge-and-trap gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric procedure is presented for determination of trace levels of benzene in denture adhesives and their raw materials. The limit of quantitation is 10 ppb, reproducibility is +/- 10%, and recoveries of d6-benzene are 70-85%. Results of a nationwide survey of 109 finished products and their raw materials representing 32 brand name products from 17 manufacturers are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of AOAC International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1995


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