Application Note: 4-Minute Bisphenol A (BPA) Analysis Increases Sample Throughput
13 November 2018
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a high production volume industrial chemical used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins that are used in many industries. BPA is released into the environment through industrial effluents and can also leach from packaging materials into food and beverage products. Although BPA concentrations are often low, repeated daily exposure can result in high cumulative doses. Interest in BPA analysis is growing as bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor that can mimic estrogen, thus disrupting normal hormone levels and causing a significant impact on health. It is also potentially linked to obesity, diabetes,
ADHD, and other health conditions. BPA HPLC analysis can be done using a C18 LC column, but analysis times can be long and peak shape often is not ideal.