Phthalate Esters

Food and beverage products that are packaged in plastic containers may contain trace levels of phthalate esters, compounds used in the manufacture of plastics. These compounds are identified as endocrine disruptors with known links to cancer. GC analysis is an applicable analytic technique following solvent extraction. SPME is an alternative preparation technique which may eliminate the need for lengthy cleanup steps.

Technical Article:
Development of an SPME-GC-MS Procedure for the Determination of Phthalate Esters in Ramen Noodle Flavor Packets