209 PCB Congeners

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All 209 PCB congeners can be reported using HRGC/HRMS by EPA methods 1668A, 1668B, and 1668C. It should be noted that some congeners co-elute and will be reported as a summation of the co-eluting compounds. If only the WHO-12 dioxinlike PCB list is required, it will be reported with the Toxicity Equivalence Quotient (TEQ) which relates the toxicity of the congeners to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p- Dioxin (TCDD). The WHO-12 TEQ can also be requested with the 209 congeners.

In addition to the common 209 and WHO-12 reporting lists, custom reporting lists of PCB congeners can be created to meet client requirements.

ALS - Columbia’s specialty laboratory located in Houston, TX is dedicated to high resolution gas chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC/HRMS) testing. ALS - Columbia has experience with handling a wide variety of sample matrices including drinking water, wastewater, sediment, soil, animal and marine tissue, solid waste, PUF traps, XAD resin, household dust, wipe samples, paper products, food products, and animal feed.

In addition to EPA methods, ALS - Columbia has the expertise and innovation to develop and modify methods to suit clients’ analytical needs. For example, since no EPA method exists for high resolution testing of PCBs in air, we have modified the California Air Resources Board (CARB) method 428 for HRGC/HRMS testing of all 209 PCB congeners in ambient air.



PCB Congeners Cong. # PCB Congeners Cong. # PCB Congeners Cong. # PCB Congeners Cong. #
2-MoCB 1 2,2',6,6'-TeCB 54 2,3,3',4',5-PeCB 107 2,3,3',4,5,6-HxCB 160
3-MoCB 2 2,3,3',4'-TeCB 55 2,3,3',4,5'-PeCB 108 2,3,3',4,5',6-HxCB 161
4-MoCB 3 2,3,3',4'-TeCB 56 2,3,3',4,6-PeCB 109 2,3,3',4',5,5'-HxCB 162
2,2'-DiCB 4 2,3,3',5-TeCB 57 2,3,3',4',6-PeCB 110 2,3,3',4',5,6-HxCB 163
2,3-DiCB 5 2,3,3',5'-TeCB 58 2,3,3',5,5'-PeCB 111 2,3,3',4',5',6-HxCB 164
2,3'-DiCB 6 2,3,3',6-TeCB 59 2,3,3',5,6-PeCB 112 2,3,3',5,5',6-HxCB 165
2,4-DiCB 7 2,3,4,4'-TeCB 60 2,3,3',5',6-PeCB 113 2,3,4,4',5,6-HxCB 166
2,4'-DiCB1 8 2,3,4,5-TeCB 61 2,3,4,4',5-PeCB1,2 114 2,3,4,4',5,5'-HxCB2 167
2,5-DiCB 9 2,3,4,6-TeCB 62 2,3,4,4',6-PeCB 115 2,3',4,4',5',6-HxCB 168
2,6-DiCB 10 2,3,4',5-TeCB 63 2,3,4,5,6-PeCB 116 3,3',4,4',5,5'-HxCB1,2 169
3,3'-DiCB  11 2,3,4',6-TeCB 64 2,3,4',5,6-PeCB 117 2,2',3,3',4,4',5-HpCB1 170
3,4-DiCB  12 2,3,5,6-TeCB 65 2,3',4,4',5-PeCB1,2 118 2,2',3,3',4,4',6-HpCB 171
3,4'-DiCB 13 2,3',4,4'-TeCB1 66 2,3',4,4',6-PeCB 119 2,2',3,3',4,5,5'-HpCB 172
3,5-DiCB 14 2,3',4,5-TeCB 67 2,3',4,5,5'-PeCB 120 2,2',3,3',4,5,6-HpCB 173
4,4'-DiCB 15 2,3',4,5'-TeCB 68 2,3',4,5,6-PeCB 121 2,2',3,3',4,5,6'-HpCB 174
2,2',3-TrCB 16 2,3',4,6-TeCB 69 2',3,3',4,5-PeCB 122 2,2',3,3',4,5',6-HpCB 175
2,2',4-TrCB 17 2,3',4',5-TeCB 70 2',3,4,4',5-PeCB2 123 2,2',3,3',4,6,6'-HpCB 176
2,2',5-TrCB1 18 2,3',4',6-TeCB 71 2',3,4,5,5'-PeCB 124 2,2',3,3',4',5,6-HpCB 177
2,2',6-TrCB 19 2,3',5,5'-TeCB 72 2',3,4,5,6'-PeCB 125 2,2',3,3',5,5',6-HpCB 178
2,3,3'-TrCB 20 2,3',5',6-TeCB 73 3,3',4,4',5-PeCB1,2 126 2,2',3,3',5,6,6'-HpCB 179
2,3,4-TrCB 21 2,4,4',5-TeCB 74 3,3',4,5,5'-PeCB 127 2,2',3,4,4',5,5'-HpCB1 180
2,3,4'-TrCB 22 2,4,4',6-TeCB 75 2,2',3,3',4,4'-HxCB1 128 2,2',3,4,4',5,6-HpCB 181
2,3,5-TrCB 23 2',3,4',5-TeCB 76 2,2',3,3',4,5-HxCB 129 2,2',3,4,4',5,6'-HpCB 182
2,3,6-TrCB 24 3,3',4,4'-TeCB1,2 77 2,2',3,3',4,5'-HxCB 130 2,2',3,4,4',5',6-HpCB 183
2,3',4-TrCB 25 3,3',4,5-TeCB 78 2,2',3,3',4,6-HxCB 131 2,2',3,4,4',6,6'-HpCB 184
2,3',5-TrCB 26 3,3',4,5'-TeCB 79 2,2',3,3',4,6'-HxCB 132 2,2',3,4,5,5',6-HpCB 185
2,3',6-TrCB 27 3,3',5,5'-TeCB 80 2,2',3,3',5,5'-HxCB 133 2,2',3,4,5,6,6'-HpCB 186
2,4,4'-TrCB1 28 3,4,4',5-TeCB2 81 2,2',3,3',5,6-HxCB 134 2,2',3,4,5,5',6-HpCB1 187
2,4,5-TrCB 29 2,2',3,3',4-PeCB 82 2,2',3,3',5,6'-HxCB 135 2,2',3,4',5,6,6'-HpCB 188
2,4,6-TrCB 30 2,2',3,3',5-PeCB 83 2,2',3,3',6,6'-HxCB 136 2,3,3',4,4',5,5'-HpCB2 189
2,4',5-TrCB 31 2,2',3,3',6-PeCB 84 2,2',3,4,4',5-HxCB 137 2,3,3',4,4',5,6-HpCB 190
2,4',6-TrCB 32 2,2',3,4,4'-PeCB 85 2,2',3,4,4',5'-HxCB1 138 2,3,3',4,4',5',6-HpCB 191
2',3,4-TrCB 33 2,2',3,4,5-PeCB 86 2,2',3,4,4',6-HxCB 139 2,3,3',4,5,5',6-HpCB 192
2',3,5-TrCB 34 2,2',3,4,5'-PeCB 87 2,2',3,4,4',6'-HxCB 140 2,3,3',4',5,5',6-HpCB 193
3,3',4-TrCB 35 2,2',3,4,6-PeCB 88 2,2',3,4,5,5'-HxCB 141 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5'-OcCB 194
3,3',5-TrCB 36 2,2',3,4,6'-PeCB 89 2,2',3,4,5,6-HxCB 142 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,6-OcCB1 195
3,4,4'-TrCB 37 2,2',3,4',5-PeCB 90 2,2',3,4,5,6'-HxCB 143 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,6'-OcCB 196
3,4,5-TrCB 38 2,2',3,4',6-PeCB 91 2,2',3,4,5',6-HxCB 144 2,2',3,3',4,4',6,6'-OcCB 197
3,4',5-TrCB 39 2,2',3,5,5'-PeCB 92 2,2',3,4,6,6'-HxCB 145 2,2',3,3',4,5,5',6-OcCB 198
2,2',3,3'-TeCB 40 2,2',3,5,6-PeCB 93 2,2',3,4',5,5'-HxCB 146 2,2',3,3',4,5,5',6'-OcCB 199
2,2',3,4-TeCB 41 2,2',3,5,6'-PeCB 94 2,2',3,4',5,6-HxCB 147 2,2',3,3',4,5,6,6'-OcCB 200
2,2',3,4'-TeCB 42 2,2',3,5',6-PeCB 95 2,2',3,4',5,6'-HxCB 148 2,2',3,3',4,5',6,6'-OcCB 201
2,2',3,5-TeCB 43 2,2',3,6,6'-PeCB 96 2,2',3,4',5',6-HxCB 149 2,2',3,3',5,5',6,6'-OcCB 202
2,2',3,5'-TeCB1 44 2,2',3',4,5-PeCB 97 2,2',3,4',6,6'-HxCB 150 2,2',3,4,4',5,5',6-OcCB 203
2,2',3,6-TeCB 45 2,2',3',4,6-PeCB 98 2,2',3,5,5',6-HxCB 151 2,2',3,4,4',5,6,6'-OcCB 204
2,2',3,6'-TeCB 46 2,2',4,4',5-PeCB 99 2,2',3,5,6,6'-HxCB 152 2,3,3',4,4',5,5',6-OcCB 205
2,2',3,4'-TeCB 47 2,2',4,4',6-PeCB 100 2,2',4,4',5,5'-HxCB1 153 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5',6-NoCB1 206
2,2',4,5-TeCB 48 2,2',4,5,5'-PeCB1 101 2,2',4,4',5',6-HxCB 154 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,6,6'-NoCB 207
2,2',4,5'-TeCB 49 2,2',4,5,6'-PeCB 102 2,2',4,4',6,6'-HxCB 155 2,2',3,3',4,5,5',6,6'-NoCB 208
2,2',4,6-TeCB 50 2,2',4,5,6'-PeCB 103 2,3,3',4,4',5-HxCB2 156 DeCB1 209
2,2',4,6'-TeCB 51 2,2',4,6,6'-PeCB 104 2,3,3',4,4',5'-HxCB2 157
2,2',5,5'-TeCB1 52 2,3,3'4,4'-PeCB1,2 105 2,3,3',4,4',6-HxCB 158
2,2',5,6'-TeCB 53 2,3,3',4,5-PeCB 106 2,3,3',4,5,5'-HxCB 159

1National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) congener of interest
2World Health Organization (WHO) toxic congener

MoCB = monochlorobiphenyl
DiCB = dichlorobiphenyl
TrCB = trichlorobiphenyl
TeCB = tetrachlorobiphenyl
PeCB = pentachlorobiphenyl
HxCB = hexachlorobiphenyl
HpCB = heptachlorobiphenyl
OcCB = octachlorobiphenyl
NoCB = nonaclorobiphenyl
DeCB = decachlorobiphenyl

 

Typical Co-eluters
   PCBs # 12 & 13    PCBs # 88 & 91
   PCBs # 18 & 30    PCBs # 90, 101 & 113
   PCBs # 26 & 29    PCBs # 86, 87, 97, 108, 119 & 125
   PCBs # 20 & 28    PCBs # 85 & 116
   PCBs # 21 & 33    PCBs # 107 & 124
   PCBs # 50 & 53    PCBs # 135 & 151
   PCBs # 45 & 51    PCBs # 147 & 149
   PCBs # 43 & 73    PCBs # 139 & 140
   PCBs # 49 & 69    PCBs # 153 & 168
   PCBs # 44, 47 & 65    PCBs # 129, 138 & 163
   PCBs # 59, 62 & 75    PCBs # 128 & 166
   PCBs # 41, 71 & 40    PCBs # 156 & 157
   PCBs # 70, 61, 74 & 76    PCBs # 171 & 173
   PCBs # 93 & 100    PCBs # 180 & 193
   PCBs # 98 & 102    PCBs # 198 & 199

 

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