Technical Reference Books

Handbook for the Chemical Analysis of Plastic and Polymer Additives, 2nd Ed.

The Second Edition of this handbook provides the necessary tools for chemists to obtain a more complete listing of additives present in a particular polymeric matrix. The 2015 edition features:

  • Updated material to include the most recent additives available
  • Contains actual analytical data for each chemical along with the description and methods used for obtaining the results
  • Highlights the toxicological and environmental impact of each product
  • Summarizes regulatory and health information in a convenient "one-step" format

With 50 additional compounds, this 2nd edition nearly doubles the number of additives in several categories including processing aids, anti-static compounds, mold release products, and blowing agents. It includes a listing that can be cross-referenced by trade name, chemical name, CAS number, and even key mass unit ions from the GC/MS run. Also includes new case studies related to "real-world" issues.

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Analytical Chemistry of PCBs

Second Edition of Dr. Erickson’s Analytical Chemistry of PCBs appears a decade after the first and is completely revised and updated. The changes from the First Edition reflect the significant growth in the area and a growing appreciation of the importance of PCB analysis to our culture. This book is a comprehensive review of the analytical chemistry of PCBs. It is part history, part annotated bibliography, part comparison, and part guidance. Featuring a new chapter on analyst/customer interactions and several new appendices, the Second Edition is an invaluable resource for both chemists with no experience in PCB analysis and seasoned PCB researchers.

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Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Pattern Recognition Standards

This book contains chromatography for the various petroleum products typically found during LUFT/LUST site investigations. The chromatography shows each fuel pattern in a 25 minute analytical run for early eluting petroleum products like gasoline to late eluting products like motor oil. In addition, an n-alkane standard analyzed under identical conditions has been overlaid on each petroleum product chromato-gram. Use of the book will assist the chemist’s identification of the fuel for pattern recognition.

The n-alkane standard overlay provides n-alkane reference points between the standard and the unknown sample. These beginning and ending n-alkane reference points can be used to establish gross hydrocarbon concentrations. By comparing the specific n-alkane range of the closest identified petroleum standard to that of the unknown sample a reproducible gross hydrocarbon number can be achieved.

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