Publications utilizing Syringeless
Injection Techniques 2000 to Present
metal parts were analized by Syringeless Injection to check for
presence of acids, initiated by the decomposition of polymers.
"Case studies and Failure of Polymeric Electrical Insulation"
Myer Ezrin and Gary Lavigne Society of Plastic Engineers. Annual
Technical Conference Proceedings, (2001) (pdf)
and Pyrolysis analysis of recycled paper for silicone contamination
at trace levels. Voted best paper 2002 by the Polymer Analysis Division,
Society of Plastic Engineers. Annual Technical Conference
"Analysis of Silicone Polymers at trace levels by Pyrolysis
Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy" Myer Ezrin and Gary
Lavigne, Society of Plastic Engineers. Annual Technical Conference
Proceedings, (2002) (pdf)
Odors in PVC electrical
cable jacket, and the souce of a stain on clear polymer pellets
was identified by Syringeless Injection GC/MS
"Failures due to Compositional factors" Myer Ezrin and
Gary Lavigne, Society of Plastic Engineers. Annual Technical Conference
Proceedings, (2003) (pdf)
of volatile organic compounds released from Poly(vinyl chloride)
(PVC) medical tubing. Samples analyzed by Syringeless injection
utilizing dynamic collection with solid absorbent collection.
“Plasticizers, antioxidants and other contaminants found in
air delivered by PVC tubing used in respiratory therapy” Sandra
S. Hill, Brenda R. Shaw and Alan H.B. Wu, Biomedical Chromatography
17: 250 – 262 (2003) (pdf)
GC/MS was used to detected Benzene, Toluene, Xylene's and Naphthalene
absorbed by common plastic packaging material from the air.
"Aromatic Hydrocarbon Content of Common Plastic Packaging Materials"
Myer Ezrin and Gary Lavigne, Society of Plastic Engineers, Global
Plastics Environmental Conference, (2004) (pdf)
on Syringeless Injection.
"A Syringeless Injection Device for the introduction of Soilds
and Liquids into a Split / Splitless Capillary Injection Port"
Gary Lavigne and Myer Ezrin, Pittsburg Conference, (2004) (pdf)
of Syringeless Injection GC/MS being used to determine the cause
of failures in polymeric materials.
"Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy for Plastic Failure
Analysis" Myer Ezrin and Gary Lavigne, Society of Plastics
Engineers, Annual Technical Conference Proceedings (2004) (pdf)
analysis of bonded polymer systems
"Adhesion failures of plastics bonded to various materials",
Myer Ezrin and Gary Lavigne, Society of Plastics Engineers, Joining
of Medical Plastics Conference, Providence, RI. (2005) (pdf)
analysis of polymer materials
"Case studies of plastics failure related to molecular weight or
chemical composition" Myer Ezrin, Gary Lavigne, Mark Dudley and
Laura Pinatti, Society of Plastic Engineers, ANTEC, (2005) (pdf)
of unexpected failures in polymeric systems
Unexpected and unusual failures of polymeric materials, M. Ezrin
and G. Lavigne, Society of. Plastic Engineers. ANTEC, (2006) (pdf)
of rubber gloves used by high volatage electrical line mechanics
“Failure analysis of rubber protective gloves” F. Leek,
G.Lavigne, L.Pinatti, R.Ristau and R.Raymond Institute of Materials
Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Northeast Utilities
Service Company, Hartford, CT, ANTEC,( 2008) (pdf)
of polymer manufacturers by GC/MS analysis
of volatile organics.
Fingerprinting of Polymer Manufacturers by Syringeless Injection
Gary Lavigne, Edward Kurz, Fiona Leek University of Connecticut,
Institute of Materials Science, 97 North Eagleville Rd., Storrs
Mansfield CT 06269 Poster- Pittcon 2010 (pdf)