I need a method for MTBE in tap water. I don't want to spend a lot of time on it - a colleague lives near a known MTBE groundwater plume and has given me a sample of her water. I just want to take a quick look, I don't have time to work up a method.
I would like to use SPME for sampling, this seems the easiest, I have 5% phenyl, wax and cyanopropylphenyl columns available.
By GC user on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 07:19 am:
Thick phase cyanopropyl, AKA 624, would probably be best, followed by wax. Purge and trap is usually used, but SPME will probably work. Use a polar fiber for best results.