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ERIC Number: EJ1003213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Quantitative Analysis of Bisphenol A Leached from Household Plastics by Solid-Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS)
Johnson, Bettie Obi; Burke, Fernanda M.; Harrison, Rebecca; Burdette, Samantha
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n12 p1555-1560 Dec 2012
The measurement of trace levels of bisphenol A (BPA) leached out of household plastics using solid-phase microextraction (SPME) with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is reported here. BPA is an endocrine-disrupting compound used in the industrial manufacture of polycarbonate plastic bottles and epoxy resin can liners. This experiment allows students to use modern instrumentation and analytical techniques to investigate a timely and relevant issue involving the contamination of food products by a packaging component. The impact of handling conditions and container type on the quantity of BPA released from the plastics is explored. This experiment is suitable for an undergraduate analytical chemistry or instrumental analysis course and requires two, 3-h laboratory periods to complete. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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