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Table 3 Concentrations of mainstream bidi smoke compounds detected by GC–MS analysis following methanol extraction of Asset-32 sorbent tubes

From: Analysis of chemical constituents in mainstream bidi smoke

Compound Concentration (μg/puff) RSDa
3-Methylpyridine 39.0 ± 2.6 6.8
Styrene 7.2 ± 1.2 16.6
Cotinine 10.0 ± 3.6 36.4
Nicotine 497 ± 188 37.8
Furfural 1.8 ± 0.2 11.4
2-Furanmethanol 13.5 ± 3.0 22.4
Phenol 38.5 ± 1.1 6.8
2-Methylphenol 5.4 ± 0.9 16.5
4-Methylphenol 15.1 ± 1.4 9.5
2-Methoxyphenol 17.1 ± 0.9 5.3
2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol 3.4 ± 0.02 0.5
  1. The concentration values are reported as “mean ± 1 standard deviation” for triplicate measurements
  2. aRSD: Relative standard deviation