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Durability of wood and wood-based products - Quantitative determination of pentachlorophenol in wood - Gas chromatographic method


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.





Planned document number

DIN EN 00038221

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 042-03-06 AA - Mirror committee for CEN/TC 38 durability of wood and wood products  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 38/WG 26 - Physical/chemical factors (analytical methods)  

previous edition(s)

Dauerhaftigkeit von Holz und Holzprodukten - Quantitative Bestimmung von Pentachlorphenol in Holz - Gaschromatographisches Verfahren; Deutsche Fassung CEN/TR 14823:2003

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