CEN/TR 14823:2003

Durability of wood and wood-based products - Quantitative determination of pentachlorophenol in wood - Gas chromatographic method CEN/TR 14823:2003

Publication date:   Jun 30, 2004

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 17, 2003


CEN/TC 38 Durability of wood and wood-based products

Technical Report

71.100.50   Wood-protecting chemicals | 79.040   Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber



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This Technical Report specifies a laboratory method of determining the pentachlorophenol content of wood. The method is applicable to all types of PCP- treated wood and wood-based materials as well as for the analysis of waste timber with respect to its PCP content.
The method has a quantification limit corresponding to 100 µg PCP per kilogram of wood material expressed as dry matter. The method described has a measurement range up to PCP contents of 25 mg/kg of dry matter. These figures refer to the given example (where an aliquot of 1 ml of the extract is used for acetylation, see 8.4).
NOTE 1 If lower quantification limits are required, a higher volume of extract aliquot can be used for derivatisation.
NOTE 2 This method could have some modifications with some wood species as hardwoods.

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CEN/TR 14823:2003
60.60 Standard published
Sep 17, 2003