William Goodman | Authors

PerkinElmer, Inc.


GC–MS Screening for Melamine Adulteration in Baby Formula and Dairy Products

Melamine is an industrial chemical with a high nitrogen content that can cause kidney stones and lead to renal failure. In some instances, melamine has been added to baby formula and dairy products as a substitute for protein. This paper presents an efficient and definitive gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) method to identify melamine and related compounds based on the released US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) method.

Meeting the Updated Requirements for the Determination of Residual Solvents in Pharmaceutical Materials

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has implemented a revised method for the determination of residual solvents, chapter 467; this revision has brought the methodology of USP 467 into close alignment with European Pharmacopeia (EP) method 2.4.24. The USP and EP determination of class 1 and class 2 residual solvents is performed with static headspace (HS) sample introduction and gas chromatography (GC) with flame ionization detection (FID); class 3 has flexibility in the technique, however, it is often included in the HS analysis.

GC-MS Determination of Phthalate Concentration in Plastic Toys

By William Goodman, PerkinElmer, Inc.