Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of anthropogenic chemicals that are highly stable and resistant to degradation. These chemicals are manufactured and used in many consumer and industrial products. As these PFAS compounds are persistent, toxic and potentially harmful to humans, the leaching and presence of PFAS in our environment have raised serious concerns globally.
This white paper summarizes the state-of-the-art analytical methods for monitoring PFAS and demonstrates the use, speed and performance of Ultra-fast Mass Spectrometry (UFMSâ„¢) for PFAS analysis in environmental waters. The described method consists of a simple methanol dilution, followed by a direct injection to LC-MS/MS, for rapid, reliable and highly sensitive quantitation of PFAS in environmental waters.