Ambient solvent hydrocarbons from the gluing of table tennis bats.
Journal article, 1995

Solvent hydrocarbons released to air from the controversial but widely applied gluing of table tennis bats were studied during the 1993 world championships in Göteborg. Sampling on adsorbent cartridges and thermal desorption combined with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry were used for the determinations. The total concentrations recorded above the players´ gluing tables were in the range 20-100 mg/m3. The prominent solvent constituents were C6(<10%), C7(>80%), and C8(<5%) alkanes and cycloalkanes. The proportions of the nine acyclic and seven cyclic C7 isomers were determined. Heptane, 2-methylhexane and 3-methylhexane constituted more than 50% of the solvent hydrocarbons.

gas chromatography

methyl hexanes



Olle Jerker Ramnäs

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Gunnar Barrefors

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Göran Petersson

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry

Vol. 47 1-6

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