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Application Note: A Method for the Extraction and Analysis of Pentachlorophenol from Ground Water
26 October 2018

Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a toxic substance, identified as an endocrine disruptor. It exists in the environment due to its wide use as an insecticide, pesticide, and wood preservative.  Additionally, it can also be formed from phenol and chlorine during the disinfection process of drinking water.  In this application note, researchers utilized a simple solid phase extraction (SPE) method to clean up the groundwater sample, to isolate low-level pentachlorophenol using Strata-X polymeric SPE. A high-efficiency Kinetex 2.6 µm Polar C18 core-shell HPLC/UHPLC column was utilized for analysis, due to its enhanced polar retention.