Research and analysis

Measuring formaldehyde release from kitchenware

The development of an analytical method for the determination of formaldehyde leached from melamine kitchenware.


Formaldehyde in kitchenware: method development for analysis

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This technical report describes the development of a method for the determination of formaldehyde in simulated leachates from melamine kitchenware which could be readily adapted to other matrices.

The analytical techniques investigated were liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (quadrupole time-of-flight analyser) and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (single quadrupole analyser).

Published 1 June 2013