IEC 62321-3-3:2021 

Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 3-3: Screening - Polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD‑GC‑MS)


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IEC 62321-3-3:2021 specifies the screening analysis of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) in polymers of electrotechnical products using the analytical technique of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD-GC-MS).
This test method has been evaluated through the analysis of PP (polypropylene), PS (polystyrene), and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) materials containing deca-BDE between 100 mg/kg and 1 000 mg/kg and individual phthalates between 100 mg/kg to 4 000 mg/kg as depicted in Annex J. Use of the methods described in this document for other polymer types, PBBs (mono deca), PBDEs (mono-deca) and phthalates or concentration ranges other than those specified above has not been specifically evaluated.
This document has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2021-09-14
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 111 - Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systemsrss
ICS13.020.01 - Environment and environmental protection in general
43.040.10 - Electrical and electronic equipment
Stability date  2026
File size3474 KB

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