Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products Part 3-3: Screening of polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers by pyrolysis (Py-GC-MS) or thermal desorption (TD-GC-MS) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

This part of IEC 62321 specifies the screening analysis of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) in polymers of electrotechnical products using the analytical technique of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD-GC-MS). This test method has been evaluated through the analysis of PP (polypropylene), PS (polystyrene), and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) materials containing deca-BDE between 100 mg/kg and 1 000 mg/kg and individual phthalates between 100 mg/kg to 4 000 mg/kg as depicted in Annex J. Use of the methods described in this document for other polymer types, PBBs (mono-deca), PBDEs (mono-deca) and phthalates or concentration ranges other than those specified above has not been specifically evaluated. This document has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108 [1]1.

Verfahren zur Bestimmung von bestimmten Substanzen in Produkten der Elektrotechnik – Teil 3-3: Screening der polybromierten Biphenyle, polybromierten Diphenylether und Phthalate in Polymeren durch Pyrolyse (Py-GC-MS) oder Thermodesorption-Gaschromatographie-Massenspektrometrie (TD-GC-MS)

Détermination de certaines substances dans les produits électrotechniques - Partie 3-3: Détection - Diphényles polybromés, diphényléthers polybromés et phtalates dans les polymères par chromatographie en phase gazeuse-spectrométrie de masse par pyrolyse/thermodésorption (Py/TD-GC-MS)

L'IEC 62321-3-3:2021 spécifie l’analyse de détection de diphényles polybromés (PBB), de diphényléthers polybromés (PBDE), de phtalate de diisobutyle (DIBP), de phtalate de dibutyle (DBP), de phtalate de benzyle et de butyle (BBP), de phtalate de bis(2-éthylhexyle) (DEHP), de phtalate de di-n-octyle (DNOP), de phtalate de di-isononyle (DINP) et de phtalate de di-isodécyle (DIDP) dans les polymères des produits électrotechniques en utilisant la méthode analytique de la chromatographie en phase gazeuse-spectrométrie de masse par pyrolyse/thermodésorption (Py/TD-GC-MS). Cette méthode d’essai a été évaluée à l'aide de l’analyse de matériaux de PP (polypropylène), de PS (polystyrène) et de PVC (polychlorure de vinyle) qui contiennent du déca-BDE à des concentrations allant de 100 mg/kg à 1 000 mg/kg ainsi que des phtalates individuels à des concentrations comprises entre 100 mg/kg et 4 000 mg/kg, comme cela est décrit dans l’Annexe J. L'utilisation des méthodes décrites dans le présent document pour d’autres types de polymères, de PBB (mono à déca), de PBDE (mono à déca) et pour des phtalates ou des plages de concentration autres que ceux spécifiés ci-dessus n’a pas été évaluée spécifiquement. Le présent document a le statut d'une norme horizontale conformément au Guide 108 de l'IEC.

Določevanje posameznih snovi v elektrotehničnih izdelkih - 3-3. del: Preséjanje polibromiranih bifenilov, polibromiranih difenil etrov in ftalatov v polimerih s pirolizo (Py-GC-MS) ali s termodesorpcijsko plinsko kromatografijo z masno spektrometrijo (TD-GC-MS)

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021
01-december-2021
Določevanje posameznih snovi v elektrotehničnih izdelkih - 3-3. del: Preséjanje
polibromiranih bifenilov, polibromiranih difenil etrov in ftalatov v polimerih s
pirolizo (Py-GC-MS) ali s termodesorpcijsko plinsko kromatografijo z masno
spektrometrijo (TD-GC-MS)

Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products Part 3-3: Screening of

polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers by

pyrolysis (Py-GC-MS) or thermal desorption (TD-GC-MS) gas chromatography-mass
spectrometry
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021
ICS:
29.020 Elektrotehnika na splošno Electrical engineering in
general
31.020 Elektronske komponente na Electronic components in
splošno general
71.040.50 Fizikalnokemijske analitske Physicochemical methods of
metode analysis
SIST EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 62321-3-3
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
October 2021
ICS 13.020.01; 43.040.10
English Version
Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products
- Part 3-3: Screening - Polybrominated biphenyls,
polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers by
gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a
pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD-GC-MS)
(IEC 62321-3-3:2021)

Détermination de certaines substances dans les produits Verfahren zur Bestimmung von bestimmten Substanzen in

électrotechniques - Partie 3-3: Détection - Diphényles Produkten der Elektrotechnik - Teil 3-3: Screening der

polybromés, diphényléthers polybromés et phtalates dans polybromierten Biphenyle, polybromierten Diphenylether

les polymères par chromatographie en phase gazeuse- und Phthalate in Polymeren durch Pyrolyse (Py-GC-MS)

spectrométrie de masse par pyrolyse/thermodésorption oder Thermodesorption-Gaschromatographie-

(Py/TD-GC-MS) Massenspektrometrie (TD-GC-MS)
(IEC 62321-3-3:2021) (IEC 62321-3-3:2021)

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European foreword

The text of document 111/626/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62321-3-3, prepared by IEC/TC 111

“Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems” was submitted to

the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021.
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The text of the International Standard IEC 62321-3-3:2021 was approved by CENELEC as a

European Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards

indicated:
IEC 62321-1:2013 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62321-1:2013 (not modified)
IEC 62321-2:2013 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62321-2:2014 (not modified)
IEC 62321-8:2017 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62321-8:2017 (not modified)
IEC 62321-3-1:2013 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62321-3-1:2014 (not modified)
IEC 62321-3-2:2020 NOTE Harmonized as EN IEC 62321-3-2:2020 (not modified)
2 3
IEC 62321:2008 NOTE Harmonized as EN 62321:2009 (not modified)
ISO 3696 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 3696
ISO/IEC 17025 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO/IEC 17025
To be published. Stage at time of publication: prEN IEC 62321-3-2:2020.
Withdrawn.
Withdrawn.
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Détermination de certaines substances dans les produits électrotechniques –
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 6

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 7

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms ........................................................................ 7

3.1 Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 7

3.2 Abbreviated terms ................................................................................................... 9

4 Principle ........................................................................................................................ 10

4.1 Overview............................................................................................................... 10

4.2 Principle of test ..................................................................................................... 11

5 Reagents and materials ................................................................................................. 11

6 Apparatus ...................................................................................................................... 12

7 Sampling ....................................................................................................................... 12

8 Procedure ...................................................................................................................... 12

8.1 General instructions for the analysis ..................................................................... 12

8.2 Sample preparation ............................................................................................... 13

8.2.1 General ......................................................................................................... 13

8.2.2 Polymer sample ............................................................................................. 13

8.2.3 Stock solution or polymer reference material ................................................. 13

8.3 Instrumental parameters ....................................................................................... 13

8.4 Calibration ............................................................................................................ 15

8.4.1 General ......................................................................................................... 15

8.4.2 Determination of RRFs .................................................................................. 15

9 Calculation of PBBs, PBDEs and phthalates concentration ............................................ 16

9.1 General ................................................................................................................. 16

9.2 Determination of RF of DEHP ............................................................................... 17

9.3 Calculation ............................................................................................................ 17

9.3.1 Calculation of RF ........................................................................................... 17

9.3.2 Calculation of concentration........................................................................... 17

10 Precision ....................................................................................................................... 18

10.1 Screening judgement ............................................................................................ 18

10.2 Repeatability and reproducibility ........................................................................... 20

11 Quality assurance and control ....................................................................................... 23

11.1 General ................................................................................................................. 23

11.2 Quality control ...................................................................................................... 23

11.2.1 Sensitivity test ............................................................................................... 23

11.2.2 Blank test ...................................................................................................... 23

11.2.3 System stability test ....................................................................................... 24

11.2.4 Degradation test ............................................................................................ 24

11.2.5 RRF test ........................................................................................................ 24

11.3 Method detection limit (MDL) and limit of quantification (LOQ) .............................. 25

12 Test report ..................................................................................................................... 25

Annex A (informative) Flow chart of screening and verification test method ......................... 26

Annex B (informative) Principle of Py/TD-GC-MS instruments .............................................. 28

Annex C (informative) Other test methods ............................................................................ 29

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Annex D (informative) Commercially available reference solutions and materials ................. 30

D.1 Reference solution ................................................................................................ 30

D.2 Polymer reference materials ................................................................................. 31

Annex E (informative) Sampling procedure .......................................................................... 33

E.1 Sample preparation using cutting tools.................................................................. 33

E.2 Sample preparation using cryogenic grinding mill .................................................. 33

E.3 Accurate weighing of sample ................................................................................ 33

E.4 Method of sample injection ................................................................................... 33

Annex F (informative) Verification of the EGA thermal desorption zone ................................ 34

Annex G (informative) Example of chromatograms ............................................................... 36

Annex H (informative) Examples of RRFs ............................................................................ 37

Annex I (informative) Sample analysis sequence ................................................................. 38

Annex J (informative) Results of international inter-laboratory study 3-3 .............................. 39

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 42

Figure A.1 – Flow chart for screening step and verification test step for PBDEs, PBBs

and phthalates ...................................................................................................................... 26

Figure B.1 – Example of Py/TD-GC-MS instrument ............................................................... 28

Figure D.1 – Sample preparation of reference materials........................................................ 32

Figure F.1 – Example of EGA thermogram of a PVC sample containing phthalates ............... 34

Figure F.2 – Example of EGA thermogram of a polystyrene sample containing PBDEs ......... 35

Figure G.1 – Total ion current chromatogram of 0,1 µg of PBBs, PBDEs and phthalates

mixture by Py/TD-GC-MS ...................................................................................................... 36

Table 1 – Measurement conditions of Py/TD-GC-MS ............................................................ 14

Table 2 – IIS3-3 Screening and threshold judgement ............................................................ 18

Table 3 – IIS3-3 Repeatability and reproducibility (phthalate) ................................................ 20

Table 4 – IIS3-3 Repeatability and reproducibility (PBB) ....................................................... 21

Table 5 – IIS3-3 Repeatability and reproducibility (PBDE) ..................................................... 22

Table A.1 – Screening methods for phthalate esters, PBBs and PBDEs in the

IEC 62321 series .................................................................................................................. 27

Table C.1 – Other test methods ............................................................................................ 29

Table D.1 – Example list of commercially available reference solutions of PBBs and

PBDEs .................................................................................................................................. 30

Table D.2 – Example list of commercially available reference solutions of phthalates ........... 31

Table D.3 – Example list of commercially available reference materials of PBBs,

PBDEs and PS considered suitable for Py/TD-GC-MS .......................................................... 31

Table D.4 – Example list of commercially available reference materials of phthalates

considered suitable for Py/TD-GC-MS................................................................................... 32

Table E.1 – Example of variation of weighting samples ......................................................... 33

Table H.1 – RRFs of analytes ............................................................................................... 37

Table I.1 – Sample analysis sequence for Py/TD-GC-MS analysis ........................................ 38

Table J.1 – Statistical data for phthalates ............................................................................. 39

Table J.2 – Statistical data for polybrominated biphenyls ...................................................... 40

Table J.3 – Statistical data for polybrominated diphenyl ethers ............................................. 41

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DETERMINATION OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES
IN ELECTROTECHNICAL PRODUCTS –
Part 3-3: Screening – Polybrominated biphenyls,
polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers
by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a
pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD‑GC‑MS)
FOREWORD

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IEC 62321-3-3 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 111: Environmental

standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems. It is an International

Standard.
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
111/626/FDIS 111/632/RVD

Full information on the voting for its approval can be found in the report on voting indicated in

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The language used for the development of this International Standard is English.

This document was drafted in accordance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, and developed in

accordance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1 and ISO/IEC Directives, IEC Supplement, available

at www.iec.ch/members_experts/refdocs. The main document types developed by IEC are

described in greater detail at www.iec.ch/standardsdev/publications.

A list of all parts in the IEC 62321 series, published under the general title Determination of

certain substances in electrotechnical products can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the

stability date indicated on the IEC website under webstore.iec.ch in the data related to the

specific document. At this date, the document will be
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INTRODUCTION

The widespread use of electrotechnical products has drawn increased attention to their impact

on the environment. In many countries all over the world, this has resulted in the adaptation of

regulations affecting wastes, substances and energy use of electrotechnical products.

The use of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and

certain phthalates in electrotechnical products is of concern in many regions of the world.

The purpose of this document is therefore to provide a test method that will allow the

electrotechnical industry to determine the levels of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs),

polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate

(DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate

(DNOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) in electrotechnical

products on a consistent global basis.
WARNING – Persons using this document should be familiar with normal laboratory

practice. This document does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any,

associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user to establish appropriate safety

and health practices and to ensure compliance with any national regulatory conditions.

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DETERMINATION OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES
IN ELECTROTECHNICAL PRODUCTS –
Part 3-3: Screening – Polybrominated biphenyls,
polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers
by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a
pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD‑GC‑MS)
1 Scope

This part of IEC 62321 specifies the screening analysis of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs),

polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate

(DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP), di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate

(DNOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) in polymers of

electrotechnical products using the analytical technique of gas chromatography-mass

spectrometry using a pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TD-GC-MS).

This test method has been evaluated through the analysis of PP (polypropylene), PS

(polystyrene), and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) materials containing deca-BDE between 100 mg/kg

and 1 000 mg/kg and individual phthalates between 100 mg/kg to 4 000 mg/kg as depicted in

Annex J. Use of the methods described in this document for other polymer types, PBBs

(mono-deca), PBDEs (mono-deca) and phthalates or concentration ranges other than those

specified above has not been specifically evaluated.

This document has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108 [1] .

2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms
3.1 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following

addresses:
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• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
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Numbers in square brackets refer to the bibliography.
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3.1.1
reference material

material, sufficiently homogeneous and stable with reference to specified properties, which has

been established to be fit for its intended use in measurement or in examination of nominal

properties
[SOURCE: IEC 62321-1:2013, 3.1.7 [2]]
3.1.2
screening

analytical procedure to determine the presence or absence of substances in the representative

part or section of a product, relative to the value or values chosen as the criterion for presence,

absence or further testing

Note 1 to entry: If the screening method produces values that are not conclusive, then additional analysis or other

follow-up actions may be necessary to make a final presence/absence decision.
[SOURCE: IEC 62321-1:2013, 3.1.10]
3.1.3
calibrant
calibration standard

substance in solid or liquid form with known and stable concentration(s) of the analyte(s) of

interest used to establish instrument response with respect to analyte(s) concentration(s) or

mass
3.1.4
response factor

ratio between the mass of the compound being analysed and the peak area of that compound

in Equation (1)
RF = A / m (1)
where
RF is the response factor;
A is the peak area of a compound;
m is the mass of a compound
3.1.5
relative response factor
RRF

ratio between the RFs of two compounds – compound A and compound B – in Equation (2)

RRF = RF / RF (2)
A/B A B
where
RRF is the relative response factor of compound A to compound B;
A/B
RF is the response factor of compound A;
RF is the response factor of compound B
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3.1.6
substitute compound
compound used to calculate RRFs of each analyte

Note 1 to entry: More than one compound can be selected as a substitute compound. The RRF of the analyte is the

ratio of the RF of the analyte to this compound. In Equation (3), compound B corresponds to this. The role is the

same as internal standards to correct the response factor. However, this is not included in test samples and is

analysed before analysis of test samples. From the RF of the substitute compound and the RRF of the analyte, the

RF of each analyte is calculated.
RF = RRF × RF (3)
A A/B B
where
RF is the response factor of compound A;
RF is the response factor of compound B; substitute compound
3.2 Abbreviated terms
BB-003 4-bromobiphenyl
BB-015 4,4'-dibromobiphenyl
BB-029 2,4,5-tribromobiphenyl
BB-049 2,2',4,5'-tetrabromobiphenyl
BB-103 2,2',4,5',6-pentabromobiphenyl
BB-153 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl
BB-189 2,3,3',4,4',5,5'-heptabromobiphenyl
BB-194 2,2',3,3’,4,4',5,5'-octabromobiphenyl
BB-206 2,2’,3,3’,4,4’,5,5’,6- nonabromobiphenyl
BB-209 decabromo biphenyl
BBP benzyl butyl phthalate
BDE-003 4-bromodiphenyl ether
BDE-015 4,4'-dibromodiphenyl ether
BDE-028 2,4,4'-tribromodihenyl ether
BDE-047 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether
BDE-099 2,2',4,4',5-pentabromodiphenyl ether
BDE-153 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromodiphenyl ether
BDE-183 2,2',3,4,4',5',6-heptabromodiphenyl ether
BDE-203 2,2',3,4,4',5,5',6-octabromodiphenyl ether
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