Stability of Benzo(a)pyrene-D12

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Has anyone looked at the stability of Benzo(a)pyrene-D12 when used as a surrogate spike when dissolved in Acetone versus Methanol? We seem to keep losing the surrogate while doing 525.3 extractions and I am wondering if it could possibly be breaking down in the Acetone or if I should switch to using Methanol as the solvent?

Has anyone tried it in both and found different results?
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Where you ever able to find an answer to this question? I'm looking for guidance on the stability of BaP in acetone as well.
We still use acetone, but I have switched to storing the spike in a miniert vial to minimize evaporation and a dark label to protect it from light and the stability seems much better.
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