Standard Test Method for Determination of 2,4-Toluene Diisocyanate (2,4-TDI) and 2,6-Toluene Diisocyanate (2,6-TDI) in Workplace Atmospheres (1-2 PP Method)
|Publication Date:||1 October 2003|
|ICS Code (Workplace atmospheres):||13.040.30|
This test method describes the determination of 2,4-toluene
diisocyanate (2,4-TDI) and 2,6-toluene
diisocyanate (2,6-TDI) in air samples collected from workplace
atmospheres in a cassette containing
a glass-fiber filter impregnated with 1-(2-pyridyl)piperaz
This test method uses a high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) equipped with a fluorescence or an ultra-violet (UV) detector (1-4).
The validated range of the test method, as written, is from 1.4 to 5.6 μg of 2,4-TDI and 2,6-TDI which is equivalent to approximately 9.8 to 39 ppb for 2,4-TDI and 2,6-TDI based on a 20-L air sample. The HPLC method using an UV detector is capable of detecting 0.078 μg of 2,4-TDI and 0.068 μg of 2,6-TDI in a 4.0-mL solvent volume, which is equivalent to 0.55 ppb for 2,4-TDI and 0.48 ppb for 2,6-TDI based on a 20-L air sample.
The isomers of 2,4-TDI, and 2,6-TDI, can be separated utilizing a reversed phase column for the HPLC method. Because industrial applications employ an isomeric mixture of 2,4- and 2,6-TDI, the ability to achieve this separation is important.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See Section 9 for specific precautions.