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The Standard – April 2011

“High Purity” PCB Standards from CIL

For more than 20 years CIL has been a pioneer in developing high quality PCB standards, introducing the first 13C-labeled PCBs used in the earliest IDMS methods, and more recently developing the first PCB standards formulated under the “Certified Standards” protocol.

CIL is once again responding to the needs of the analytical community by providing High Purity PCB standards. As new instrumentation and methodologies drive detection limits lower, the presence of even very low levels of impurities in the labeled standards by other PCB congeners or polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F), become a hindrance to the laboratories minimum detection capabilities.

CIL has developed aggressive cleanup procedures, and adopted much tighter quality control specifications for the eight mono-ortho substituted “dioxin-like” PCBs (DL-PCBs). These new specifications include extremely low allowances for 13C-non-ortho DL-PCBs, native content, other PCB congeners and PCDD/Fs.

 

High Purity PCB Standards
(all products below are available in 1.2 mL or 3 mL sizes)

 Cat # Description  Concentration
EC-1420
  
2,3,3’,4,4’-PentaCB (PCB-105)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane
EC-4902
  
2,3,4,4’,5-PentaCB (PCB-114)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane
EC-1435
   
2,3’,4,4’,5-PentaCB (PCB-118)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane
EC-4904
  
2’,3,4,4’,5-PentaCB (PCB-123)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane
EC-1422
  
2,3,3’,4,4’,5-HexaCB (PCB-156)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 ug/mL
in Nonane
EC-4051
   
2,3,3’,4,4’,5’-HexaCB (PCB-157)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane
EC-4050
  
2,3’,4,4’,5,5’-HexaCB (PCB-167)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane
EC-1409
  
2,3,3’,4,4’,5,5’-HeptaCB (PCB-189)
(13C12, 99%)
40+/-2 μg/mL
in Nonane

 

High Purity PCB Mix

Cat # Description Concentration
EC-4188
 
13C-Labeled Mono-Ortho PCB Mix
(PCBs-105, 114, 118, 123, 156, 157,
167, 189)
1 μg/mL
in Nonane 

 


Analytical Results
Although contaminant PCBs at levels below 0.05% are frequently below the detection limit for many GC/MS systems, GC with Electron Capture Detection is exquisitely sensitive to chlorinated compounds of this type. However at these low levels, the GC/ECD response becomes non-linear, requiring a carefully prepared calibration series against which to determine the actual oncentration of contaminant PCBs. Each of the mono-ortho PCBs was co-injected against the calibration series of coplanar PCBs to demonstrate that they met the exacting standard described above.

 

 

 

 

    3,4,4’,5-Tetra
chlorobyphenyl
PCB-81
3,3’,4,4’-Tetra
chlorobyphenyl
PCB-77
3,3’,4,4’,5-Penta
chlorobyphenyl
PCB-126
3,3’,4,4’,5,5’-Hexa
chlorobyphenyl
PCB-169
EC-1420-HP 2,3,3’,4,4 -Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-105) (13C12, 99%) 0.0042% 0.0679% 0.0180% 0.0034%
EC-4902-HP 2,3,4,4’,5-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-114) (13C12, 99%) 0.0165%   0.0056% 0.0036% 0.0023%
EC-1435-HP 2,3,4,4’,5-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-118) (13C12, 99%) 0.0006%   0.0349% 0.0404% 0.0019%
EC-4904-HP  2,3,4,4’,5-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-123) (13C12, 99%)  0.0174%  0.0024% 0.0078% 0.0014%
EC-1442-HP 2,3,3,4,4’,5-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-156) (13C12, 99%)
0.0149%
 0.0020% 0.0331% 0.0012% 
EC-4051-HP 2,3,3,4,4’,5-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-157) (13C12, 99%) 0.0122% 0.0098% 0.0303% 0.0012%
 EC-4050-HP 2,3,4,4’,5,5’-Hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-167) (13C12, 99%) 0.0294% 0.0082%  0.0318% 0.0313%
EC-1409-HP 2,3,4,4’,5,5’-Heptachlorobiphenyl (PCB-189) (13C12, 99%)  0.0012%  0.0072% 0.0167% 0.0257%


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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