Wide List of Target Compounds

From VOCs to SVOCs, Beacon Environmental can target the widest range of compounds

Beacon Environmental analyzes passive soil gas samples by EPA Method 8260C (a GC/MS method), providing the industry's highest level of accuracy and QA/QC procedures. Our in-house laboratory can target a broad range of VOCs and SVOCs, including chlorinated solvents (e.g., PCE, TCE, TCA, vinyl chloride), petroleum hydrocarbons (e.g., BTEX, MTBE, TPH, GRO, DRO), polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., naphthalene, acenaphthene, pyrene), phenol, chlorobenzenes, ketones, chemical warfare agent (CWA) breakdown products, and nitroaromatics. 

For Department of Defense clients, CWAs (e.g., Mustard, GB-Sarin, GD-Soman, VX) can be targeted using our passive soil gas technology.

Mercury can also be targeted in soil gas using a separate sorbent and analytical method.

Following is a list of the standard compounds that Beacon Environmental routinely targets.  A typical survey will target a group of six to 40 compounds; however, further below is a list that contains over 180 compounds that have been targeted by Beacon. If you do not see a compound of interest, contact us and we will let you know if that compound can also be targeted or reported as a tentatively identified compound (TIC).

Standard Target Compounds:

  • Vinyl Chloride
  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • 1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane (Fr 113)
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • Methyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane
  • cis-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • Chloroform
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  • Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Benzene
  • Trichloroethene (TCE)
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • Toluene
  • 1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB)
  • Tetrachloroethene (PCE)
  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Ethylbenzene
  • p & m-Xylene
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • o-Xylene
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  • Isopropylbenzene
  • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • Naphthalene
  • 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
  • 2-Methylnaphthalene

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) can also be targeted upon request.

Full List of Compounds that have been targeted:

  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • 1,1-Dichloropropene
  • 1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene
  • 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  • 1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane
  • 1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB)
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,2-Dichloropropane
  • 1,2-Dichlorotrifluoroethane
  • 1,2-Dicyclohexylcarbodiimide
  • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene
  • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,3-Dichloropropane
  • 1,3-Dinitrobenzene
  • 1,3-Dinitrobenzene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • 1,4-Dithiane
  • 1,4-Oxathiane
  • 1-Chlorobutane
  • 1-Propanamine, N-nitroso-N-propyl-
  • 2-(Diisopropylamino)ethanol
  • 2,2-Dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane
  • 2,2-Dichloropropane
  • 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane
  • 2-Butanone (MEK)
  • 2-Chlorotoluene
  • 2-Cyclohexen-1-one, 3,5,5-trimethyl
  • 2-Hexanone
  • 2-Methylnaphthalene
  • 2-Nitrotoluene
  • 3-Nitrotoluene
  • 3-Nitrotoluene
  • 4-Chlorotoluene
  • 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (MIBK)
  • 4-Nitrotoluene
  • 4-Nitrotoluene
  • Acenaphthene
  • Acenaphthylene
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Acetophenone
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Aldrin
  • Allyl chloride
  • Aniline
  • Anthracene
  • Azobenzene
  • Benzene
  • Benzene, 1,3-dichloro-
  • Benzene, 1,4-dichloro-
  • Benzene, 1,4-dinitro-
  • Benzene, 1-chloro-4-phenoxy-
  • Benzene, 1-methyl-2,4-dinitro-
  • Benzene, 1-methyl-2-nitro-
  • Benzene, 1-methyl-3-nitro-
  • Benzene, 1-methyl-4-nitro-
  • Benzene, 2-methyl-1,3-dinitro-
  • Benzene, bromophenoxy-
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Biphenyl
  • Bis(2-chloroisopropyl) ether
  • Bromobenzene
  • Bromochloromethane
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Bromomethane
  • Carbazole
  • Carbon disulfide
  • Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Chloroaniline
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Chlorodifluoromethane
  • Chloroethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chloromethane
  • Chloropicrin
  • cis-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • CS/Chlorobenzalmalononitrile
  • Cyclohexane
  • Decane
  • Dibenzofuran
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dibromomethane
  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Dichloroaniline
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane
  • Dichlorofluoromethane
  • Dichlorotetrafluoroethane
  • DieldrinDiethyl ether
  • Diethyl Phthalate
  • Diisopropyl methanephosphonate
  • Diisopropylcarbodiimide
  • Dimethyl phthalate
  • Dinitrotoluene
  • Diphenylamine
  • Dodecane
  • Ethanol
  • ethyl methacrylate
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Fluoranthene
  • Fluorene
  • Furfural
  • Heptadecane
  • Heptane
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Hexachloroethane
  • Hexadecane
  • Hexane
  • Iodomethane
  • Isopropanol
  • Isopropylbenzene
  • Lindane
  • Methacrylonitrile
  • Methane, bis(2-chloroethoxy)-
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • Methylcyclohexane
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Methyl-t-butyl ether
  • m-Nitroaniline
  • Naphthalene
  • Naphthalene, 2-chloron-
  • Butylbenzene
  • Nitrobenzene
  • N-Nitrosodimethylamine
  • Nonane
  • n-Propylbenzene
  • o-Cresol (2-Methylphenol)
  • Octadecane
  • Octane
  • o-Nitroaniline
  • o-Xylene
  • p & m-Xylene
  • p-Chloroaniline
  • Pentachlorobenzene
  • Pentachloroethane
  • Pentadecane
  • Pentane
  • Phenanthrene
  • Phenol
  • Phenol, 2,3,4,5-tetrachloro-
  • Phenol, 2,4,5-trichloro-
  • Phenol, 2,4,6-trichloro-
  • Phenol, 2,4-dichloro-
  • Phenol, 2,6-dichloro-
  • Phenol, 2-chloro-
  • Phenol, 2-nitro
  • Phenol, 4-chloro-3-methyl-
  • Phenol, pentachlorop-
  • Isopropyl toluene
  • p-Nitroaniline
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (up to heptachlorobiphenyl)
  • Pyrene
  • s-Dichloroethyl ether
  • sec-butyl Benzene
  • Styrene
  • Tear Gas/chloroacetophenone
  • tert-Butylbenzene
  • Tetrachloroethene
  • Tetradecane
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Thiodiglycol
  • Toluene
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • Trichloroethene
  • Trichlorofluoromethane
  • Tridecane
  • Trinitrotoluene
  • Undecane
  • Vinyl Chloride