Determination of toxic PCB congeners in biological samples by multidimensional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/GC/MS)

Erkki Sippola, Kimmo Himberg

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Multidimensional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/GC/MS) was used for the determination of coplanar PCB congeners in biological samples. A quadrupole low resolution mass spectrometer was used as the main detector in order to increase the reliability of identification and enable the use of 13C-labelled internal standards. The technique was capable to separate these toxic congeners from the complex matrix and decreased the need of sample purification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510 - 512
Number of pages3
JournalFresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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