Determination of terpenoids compositions in cleaning products by solid phase microextraction (SPME) method

Y. Huang, Shuncheng Lee

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Terpenoids, especially monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, are commonly used as solvents or odorants in household cleaning products. These unsaturated compounds of natural origin are very reactive and can pose health risk on occupants due to the formation of secondary pollutants via indoor chemistry. In this study, a solid phase micro extraction (SPME) coupled with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (SPME-GCIMS) method was applied for the determination of terpenoids compositions in four kinds of floor cleaners (FL). The analysis results demonstrated that chemical composition and concentration of individual terpenoid species varied broadly with cleaning products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Missing Source Name from PIRA]
PublisherFaculty of Construction and Land Use, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ISBN (Print)9789881731173
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


  • Terpenoids
  • Cleaning products
  • Chemical emissions
  • Solid phase microextraction (SPME)

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