Analysis of Parent/Nitrated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Particulate Matter 2.5 Based on Femtosecond Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Noboru Itouyama, Taiki Matsui, Shigekazu Yamamoto, Tomoko Imasaka, Totaro Imasaka

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Abstract

Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), collected from ambient air in Fukuoka City, was analyzed by gas chromatography combined with multiphoton ionization mass spectrometry using an ultraviolet femtosecond laser (267 nm) as the ionization source. Numerous parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PPAHs) were observed in a sample extracted from PM2.5, and their concentrations were determined to be in the range from 30 to 190 pg/m3 for heavy PPAHs. Standard samples of nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs) were examined, and the limits of detection were determined to be in the picogram range. The concentration of NPAH adsorbed on PM2.5 in the air was less than 900-1300 pg/m3. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Spectroscopy

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