BPA is used in metal food and soda can liners, plastic water bottles, and food storage containers and possible impacts from exposure include long-term effects on growth, reproduction and development.
Thermo Scientific instrumentation is effective in identifying BPA that has leached into foods and beverages. Thermo Scientific Accela liquid chromatography system coupled to a Thermo Scientific TSQ Series triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometer provides fast and accurate results in the detection of BPA.
The automated, online sample preparation of the Thermo Scientific Transcend system powered by TurboFlow technology, coupled to a Thermo Scientific TSQ Series LC-MS/MS, achieves a drastic reduction in sample preparation time while minimizing matrix interferences. A 5.6 minute run time method was developed using online sample preparation and our powerful LC-MS/MS. Minimizing sample handling improves the performance characteristics of the method, such as recovery, repeatability, and reproducibility.