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      Why are my phenol recoveries low on my EPA Method 8270/625.1 extractions?

      December 10, 2020 at 2:50 PM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in phenols, US EPA 625.1, US EPA 8270


      Do you have issues seeing acceptable recovery of your phenols? I know I do. These compounds can be challenging to recover and quantitate, and are also found just about everywhere! Read on to learn a couple of fun facts about phenols, but first, let’s explain why phenols can be difficult to work with.

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      Why are Phenols so Challenging to Extract from Water?

      December 10, 2020 at 2:36 PM / by Andrew Taylor posted in SPE solid phase extraction, EPA Method 8270, application, EPA method 625.1, phenols

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      Phenolic compounds can be some of the most challenging compounds to extract from the compound lists in EPA Method 8270 and EPA Method 625.1. The recovery of these compounds suffer tremendously compared to some of the other target analytes on the list. So what exactly are phenols and why are they challenging to extract and quantitate?

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