Application Note: Determination of Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water Using the Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD
17 May 2013
Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) include a variety of chemicals which may have adverse health effects. Many are suspected carcinogens, and some, such as benzo(a)pyrene, are known to be carcinogenic in animals and humans. This application note describes a method has developed on the Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD for the detection of 30 semivolatile organic compounds in drinking water at levels as low as 5 parts per billion (ppb), with excellent linearity (R2 > 0.990) and reproducibility (most relative standard deviations (RSDs) ~3.1%).