, Volume 37, Issue 5–6, pp 271–276 | Cite as

Determination of low levels of polymer additives migrating from polypropylene to food simulated liquids by capillary SFC and solvent venting injection

  • B. E. Berg
  • D. R. Hegna
  • N. Orlien
  • T. Greibrokk


Methods for the determination of specific migration of polymer additives from polypropylene to aqueous acetic acid and isooctane have been studied. The migrants were extracted from aqueous acetic acid and characterized by supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) with flame ionization detection (FID) and mass spectrometry (MS). The isooctane simulant was concentrated and injected directly into the SFC. Injection of extracts after incubation, using the solvent venting injection technique in the SFC, enabled additive concentrations as low as 10 ppb in 150 ml simulant to be determined, corresponding to a specific migration level of approximately 1 μg additive/dm2 polymer.

Key Words

Supercritical fluid chromatography Polypropylene additives Additive migration SFC-MS 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Berg
    • 1
  • D. R. Hegna
    • 2
  • N. Orlien
    • 2
  • T. Greibrokk
    • 3
  1. 1.SINTEF-SIOsloNorway
  2. 2.Statoil BambleR & D Polyolefins and PlasticsStathelleNorway
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of OsloOlsoNorway

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