Comparing Additives and Other Extractables From Primary and After-Market Cell Phone Cases by High Resolution Gas Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Poster Jun 19, 2014
Christina Nieh, Jeff Patrick, and Joe Binkley
As the market for cell phone cases explodes with new forms and synthetic materials, the properties of quality and durability are paramount. At a chemical level, even small changes in the additives profile and polymer type create large differences in cost and physical properties. GC-HR-TOFMS analysis allows for non-targeted analysis of cell phone case extractables, revealing chemical profiles that can assist in assessing durability and quality of the plastics used, as well as identifying particular brand formulations.