SKC Passive Sampling Guide for Octamethyltrisiloxane (L3)

Chemical Hazard

Octamethyltrisiloxane (L3)

CAS. No.


Agency Standards OSHA TWA (ppm)

200 *


Sampling Parameters

Sampling Rate (ml/min)

Minimum Sampling Time (min)

Maximum Sampling Time (hrs)




Analytical Method


Desorption Efficiency %


Desorption Solvent

10:90 Acetone:Carbon Disulfide (2 ml)

SKC Sampling Equipment

Passive Sampler:575-001 

Validation Type

Passed NIOSH protocol for sampling rate, desorption efficiency, and storage stability.

Research Report



* In house exposure level

This SKC Air Sampling guide is a reference only to assist users in finding the method, sampling equipment, and sampling media for a specific compound. This publication is intended for general information only and should not be used as a substitute for reviewing applicable government regulations, equipment operating instructions, or legal standards. Users must consult the appropriate sampling method for the compound of interest before sampling. The sampling parameters shown here are suggestions based on the ranges or volume, flow, and time specified in the methods. It is the responsibility of the analyst performing the sampling and analysis steps to adjust the parameters so that the required detection limits can be obtained. The information contained in this document should not be construed as legal advice or opinion nor as a final authority on legal or regulatory procedures.

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