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From July 22nd 2019, RoHS3 (directive 2015/863) added an update to the list of Phthalate esters included in the list of regulated substances. GC-MS is now the standard method for analysis of Phthalate esters.
This Application Note was first published in the LCGC Applications book in July 2017
1. Gas Source Helium is becoming increasingly expensive with reports of its price having doubled in some regions between 2013 and 2015. Added to its increased price, supply cannot be ensured in certain regions which is increasing the number of labs looking to change to hydrogen.
Talk of a helium crisis following the shortage of 2012/13 appears to have subsided thanks to increased worldwide production, with labs now readily able to obtain helium. Here we look at what has happened over the last 2 years since the global helium shortage was the hot topic in GC, where do we currently stand and what is the outlook in the short term?