The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned the use of three perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in food packaging because they are structurally similar to other toxic substances. The chemicals in question are often used as grease-proofing agents in food containers. The goal of this project was to develop a method for the analysis of these perfluorinated compounds and to demonstrate the limit of detection (LOD).
QTOF-LCMS was selected for detection and quantitation of PFCs.
A QTOF-LCMS method was developed for perfluorinated phosphates. A detection limit of 1-2.5 ppb was achieved. Read the following report to see the full analysis.