This study describes the analysis of fragranced washing detergent and washing powder using probe-based headspace and immersive sorptive extraction, in conjunction with analysis by thermal desorption–gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (TD–GC–MS). As well as discussing the differences between the two samples, the analyte ranges covered by headspace and immersive sampling are compared.
This study shows that the organic compounds giving rise to the flavour of a variety of beverages can be identified by high-capacity sorptive extraction using PDMS probes, with analysis by thermal desorption–GC–MS.
Burning mosquito coils is common in many countries, however, the emission of various, potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is cause for concern. Novel sampling equipment with TD-GC-MS is used to extract, concentrate and analyse the emissions of two burning coils and determine any potential impact on consumer health.