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Table 1 Some physical, chemical, and GC-MS properties of VOCs (ATSDR 1997; EPA 2002; Alonso et al. 2011; Güzel et al. 2018)

From: Method validation and measurement uncertainty of possible thirty volatile organic compounds (VOCs) presented in the polyethylene present in bottled drinking waters sold in Turkey

Compound Boiling point (°C) Vapor pressure (mm Hg) Density (g/cm3) Retention time (min) Target ion (m/z) Quantified ion (m/z)
Dichloromethane 40 58.4 (25 °C) 1.33 5.38 86 84
1,1-Dichloroethane 57 180.0 (20 °C) 1.24 5.95 63 65
Trichloromethane 61 158.3 (20 °C) 1.48 6.74 83 85
1,2-Dichloroethane 84 61.0 (20 °C) 1.25 7.40 62 64
Benzene 80 95.2 (25 °C) 0.88 7.62 77 78
Trichloroethene 87 58.0 (20 °C) 1.46 8.68 95 130
Bromodichloromethane 90 50.1 (20 °C) 1.90 9.10 83 85
Toluene 111 28.4 (25 °C) 0.87 10.90 91 92
Dibromochloromethane 119–120 5.5 (25 °C) 2.38 12.14 127 129
Tetrachloroethene 121 12.8 (20 °C) 1.62 12.26 166 164
Tetrachloromethane 77 91.3 (20 °C) 1.59 13.86 117 118
1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane 131 12.0 (25 °C) 1.54 13.91 131 133
Ethylbenzene 136 6.8 (20 °C) 0.90 14.17 91 106
P&M-Xylene 138–139 8.8 (25 °C) 0.86 14.47 91 106
Styrene 145 4.5 (20 °C) 0.91 15.21 91 103
O-Xylene 144 6.7 (25 °C) 0.88 15.25 91 106
Tribromomethane 149 5.3 (20 °C) 2.89 15.30 173 171
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 147 5.7 (25 °C) 1.59 16.12 83 85
4-Bromofluorobenzene (IS) 152 4.1 (25 °C) 1.50 16.20 95 174
Isopropylbenzene 151 4.5 (25 °C) 0.86 16.25 105 120
N-Propylbenzene 159 3.4 (25 °C) 0.86 17.18 91 120
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene 165 1.9 (20 °C) 0.86 17.68 105 120
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 168 7.0 (44 °C) 0.88 18.45 105 120
1,3-Dichlorobenzene 173 3.4 (38 °C) 1.29 18.87 146 148
1,4-Dichlorobenzene 174 2.2 (25 °C) 1.25 19.14 146 148
1,2-Dichlorobenzene 180 1.7 (25 °C) 1.30 19.70 146 148
1,3,5-Trichlorobenzene 208 1.4 (25 °C) 1.46 22.40 180 182
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 214 10.0 (78 °C) 1.45 23.59 180 182
Naphthalene 218 0.1 (25 °C) 1.16 23.90 128 51
Hexachloro-1,3-butadiene 215 0.2 (25 °C) 1.56 24.35 225 223
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene 218 1.0 (25 °C) 1.45 24.44 180 182