Project Title

Silicone Wristbands as a Passive Personal Detection Device and the Creation of Calibration Curves using SAS

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Christopher R. Dockery, PhD

There were no human subjects in this study

Abstract (300 words maximum)

There are numerous challenges to tracking a person’s chemical exposure. large variety of chemicals even in “low” exposure environments and often in low concentrations. Some of the limiting factors to wide spread use of person detection devices is the cost of developing, deploying and then finally extracting the chemicals, for this reason researchers have started looking into the use of silicone wristbands. The bands are inexpensive, durable, and require little effort on the part of the wearer to maintain. Research has shown that silicone wristbands will readily absorb a wide range of chemicals from hydrocarbons and personal care products to pesticides and industrial compounds that can then be extracted and analyzed via Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The purpose of this project was to create calibration curves of chemicals extracted from silicone wristbands as a passive personal detection device using Statistical Analysis System (SAS) of caffeine and nicotine, as well as toluene and doxepin which have not been studied previously.

Project Type

Poster

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Silicone Wristbands as a Passive Personal Detection Device and the Creation of Calibration Curves using SAS

There are numerous challenges to tracking a person’s chemical exposure. large variety of chemicals even in “low” exposure environments and often in low concentrations. Some of the limiting factors to wide spread use of person detection devices is the cost of developing, deploying and then finally extracting the chemicals, for this reason researchers have started looking into the use of silicone wristbands. The bands are inexpensive, durable, and require little effort on the part of the wearer to maintain. Research has shown that silicone wristbands will readily absorb a wide range of chemicals from hydrocarbons and personal care products to pesticides and industrial compounds that can then be extracted and analyzed via Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The purpose of this project was to create calibration curves of chemicals extracted from silicone wristbands as a passive personal detection device using Statistical Analysis System (SAS) of caffeine and nicotine, as well as toluene and doxepin which have not been studied previously.