Application Note: Unattended Automated Standard Addition and Headspace Analysis for the Quantitative Determination of VOCs in Food Packaging
23 January 2013

In this application note a completely automated method for analyzing and quantifying VOCs in food packaging materials is presented. The combination of sample preparation steps and an analytical step in the same sequence allows high accuracy in quantification, high sample throughput, and minimizes error-prone manual manipulations. Detection and quantification are performed by means of a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled with a single quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS).