Nitrosamines are a family of compounds used in the manufacture of rubber, cosmetics, pesticides, leather, etc. They can be also found in tobacco, cured meats, and beer.
Thanks to the massive studies involving Nitrosamines, it has been demonstrated that these compounds are mutagens and carcinogens. In regard to this, US Environmental Protection Agency and worldwide environmental and health related government agencies have imposed restrictions on the use of these substances. It is therefore essential to be able to count on a reliable and accurate solution that ensures excellent results in terms of reproducibility and peak separation.
EPA Method 607 is a gas chromatographic method applicable to the determination of certain nitrosamines in municipal and industrial discharges. The following work shows excellent results that match the requirements of the method.