Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Characterization of Reference Materials 8690 to 8693

Published

Author(s)

Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, N. Alan Heckert, Katherine Peter, Alix Rodowa

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Materials (RMs) 8690 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Formulation I, RM 8691 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Formulation II, RM 8692 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Formulation III, and RM 8693 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Formulation IV deliver non-certified values of the identity and quantity of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in four formulations prepared from commercial aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) products. These RMs are intended for use as quality control materials for PFAS measurements; they are not meant for use in establishing the metrological traceability of measurement results to the International System of Units (SI). Each unit of these RMs consists of one ampoule containing approximately 1.2 mL of an AFFF solution diluted 10:1 (vol:vol) in methanol and modified by addition of PFAS analytical standards. This publication documents the production, analytical methods, and computations involved in characterizing these products.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 260-234
Report Number
260-234

Keywords

aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), liquid chromatography (LC), non-targeted analysis (NTA), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS)

Citation

Reiner, J. , Place, B. , Heckert, N. , Peter, K. and Rodowa, A. (2023), Characterization of Reference Materials 8690 to 8693, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.260-234, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935938 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created February 13, 2023