NIOSH 2542 (Issue 1)

MERCAPTANS, METHYL-, ETHYL-, and n-BUTYL-

This test method uses gas chromatography and FPD sulfur mode techniques to detect methyl, ethyl, and n-butyl mercaptans. The analytes are highly flammable and irritating to the eyes. Work in a hood. This is a modification of OSHA Method 26 for methyl mercaptan with the addition of ethyl- and n-butyl mercaptan.

Analysis Type (Application Method): GC, FPD sulfur mode

Link to NIOSH 2542 (Issue 1) Method

Compatible Filters:

37 mm glass fiber w/acrylic binder in 5% (w/v) aqueous solution of mercuric acetate, in 2-piece cassette w/o backup pad impregnated with mercuric acetate. Forceps to handle filter membrane.

Materials

     
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