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Determination of reactive hydrocarbons by capillary gas chromatography with the reduction gas detector.

Cao, Xu-Liang and Hewitt, CN and Waterhouse, K. S. (1994) Determination of reactive hydrocarbons by capillary gas chromatography with the reduction gas detector. Journal of Chromatography A, 679 (1). pp. 115-121.

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Abstract

The reduction gas detector has been used successfully for the capillary GC determination of C2---C6 alkenes and isoprene. The detection limits have been improved by using a capillary GC column. The peak shapes for hydrocarbons above C6 (benzene, toluene, p- xylene, o-xylene, α-pinene and β-pinene) are very broad and tailing due to their slow and incomplete reactions with HgO at the maximum temperature (300°C) achievable with the present reduction gas detector. If the HgO bed temperature of the detector could be increased, the system might be applicable to the detection of higher-molecular-mass compounds.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Chromatography A
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22400
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2009 14:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22400

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