Work Item
ASTM WK80687

New Test Method for Ultrashort-Chain PFAS in Waters by LC-MS/MS

1. Scope

Quantitative analysis of ultrashort-chain PFAS, which require a unique retention mechanism for separation by liquid chromatography


short-chain PFAS; ultrashort-chain PFAS; PFAS


With recently found ultrashort-chain PFAS (C1 - C4) in the environment especially with rainfall and snowfall, reversed phase LC separation may not have proper retention or provide good peak shapes for these early eluting PFAS analytes. Adopting existing LC-MS/MS methodology without the need of ion chromatography for separation can expand the PFAS analysis to ultrashort-chain range successfully.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D19.06

Committee: D19

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-26-2022

Technical Contact: Mike Chang

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