Brominated Flame Retardants in Marine Mammals

SpeedExtractor E-916, Syncore® Analyst R-12: Extraction of Alternative Brominated Flame Retardants from Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)
Brominated Flame Retardants in Marine Mammals
In recent years, the most widely used brominated flame retardants (BFRs), have been substituted with other, non-PBDE, BFRs. In this short note, a method for the analysis of aBFRs in biota samples is described. The method utilises pressurized solvent extraction with SpeedExtractor E-916 and concentration using a Syncore®, followed by a clean-up and analytics by GC-MS/MS. The recoveries of the aBFR in spiked samples were mostly between 70-120%. The monitored concentrations in marine mammals are generally low.