This article compares results from samples prepared and analyzed according to EPA Method 1613B on a sector instrument with those from a high-resolution, accurate mass TOF mass spectrometer and a low-resolution TOF mass spectrometer interfaced to a comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC) system (GC?C–TOF-MS).
Concurrent solvent recondensation–large volume splitless injection (CSR-LVSI), an alternative to programmed temperature vaporization (PTV), typically requires a special GC inlet. The technique described here uses an unmodified split/splitless inlet with CSR-LVSI to lower detection limits for the analysis of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water.
The recent establishment of a 1 Î¼g/g safety threshold for melamine in infant foods has led to an immediate need for more sensitive methods. Here we established GC–MS conditions for highly reproducible analyses and evaluated the effectiveness of both solvent-based and matrix-matched standards. Using this method, melamine and cyanuric acid were reliably detected at and below 1 Î¼g/g in infant formula.