Dr. Gordon told us: "We use IONICON Instruments for the measurement of VOCs in mainstream smoke and the exhaled breath of smokers. The PTR-MS is a valuable tool for our research as it allows us to conduct continuous real-time measurements of compounds of interest in a rapidly changing, complex mixture on a puff-by-puff basis."
Most relevant scientific papers and conference presentations:
1. Gordon SM, Brinkman MC, Meng RQ, Anderson GM, Chuang JC, Kroeger RR, Reyes IL, Clark PI. Effect of cigarette menthol content on mainstream smoke emissions. Chem Res Toxicol 2011;24:1744-1753.
2. Gordon SM, Brinkman MC, Meng RQ, Anderson GM, Chuang JC, Kroeger RR, Reyes IL, and Clark PI. Effects of mentholation on cigarette smoke emissions. Presented at the 2011 Conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), Toronto, Canada, February 16-19, 2011.
3. Brinkman MC, Gordon SM, Chuang JC, Kroeger RR, Kim H, and Clark PI. Effect of true puff profile replication on machine-generated smoke constituents. Presented at the 2010 Conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), Baltimore, MD, February 24-27, 2010.
4. Gordon SM, Brinkman MC, Chuang JC, Clark PI, Deojay D, Kim H, and Kroeger RR. Comparison of True and Smoothed Puff Profile Replication on Smoking Behavior, Fine and Ultrafine Particle Size Distributions, and Selected Semi-Volatile and Volatile Compounds from Mainstream Smoke Emissions. (manuscript in preparation).