Ambient solvent hydrocarbons from the gluing of table tennis bats.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Institutionen för kemisk miljövetenskap

Gunnar Barrefors

Institutionen för kemisk miljövetenskap

Göran Petersson

Institutionen för kemisk miljövetenskap

Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry

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Analytisk kemi


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