Significance and Use
Thiodiglycol is a Schedule 2 compound under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Schedule 2 chemicals include those that are precursors to chemical weapons, chemical weapons agents or have a number of other commercial uses. They are used as ingredients to produce insecticides, herbicides, lubricants, and some pharmaceutical products. Schedule 2 chemicals can be found in applications unrelated to chemical weapons. Thiodiglycol is both a mustard gas precursor and degradant as well as an ingredient in water-based inks, ballpoint pen inks, dyes and some pesticides.
This method has been investigated for use with reagent and surface water.
1.1 This procedure covers the determination of thiodiglycol (TDG) in surface water by direct injection using liquid chromatography (LC) and detected with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). TDG is qualitatively and quantitatively determined by this method. This method adheres to single reaction monitoring (SRM) mass spectrometry.
1.2 This test method has been developed by US EPA Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 The Detection Verification Level (DVL) and Reporting Range for TDG are listed in Table 1.
1.4.1 The DVL is required to be at a concentration at least 3 times below the reporting limit (RL) and have a signal/noise ratio greater than 3:1. Fig. 1 displays the signal/noise ratio at the DVL.
1.4.2 The RL is the concentration of the level 1 calibration standard as shown in Table 2. The reporting limit for this method is 100 μg/L.
1.5 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.
TABLE 1 Detection Verification Level and Reporting Range
|Analyte||DVL (μg/L)||Reporting Range (μg/L)|
TABLE 2 Concentrations of Calibration Standards (PPB)
|Analyte/Surrogate ||LV 1||LV 2||LV 3||LV 4||LV 5||LV 6||LV 7|
FIG. 1 Example SRM Chromatograms Signal/Noise at Detection Verification Level
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Test Methods of Committee D19 on Water
D3694 Practices for Preparation of Sample Containers and for Preservation of Organic Constituents
D3856 Guide for Management Systems in Laboratories Engaged in Analysis of Water
D5847 Practice for Writing Quality Control Specifications for Standard Test Methods for Water Analysis
E2554 Practice for Estimating and Monitoring the Uncertainty of Test Results of a Test Method in a Single Laboratory Using a Control Sample Program
EPApublicationSW-846 Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA, 22161 or at http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/testmethods/index.htm.
liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; thiodiglycol; water; Homeland security; Liquid chromatography (LC); Mass spectrometry; Reagent water; Thiodiglycol
ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)
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