Improved Techniques for Sampling and Sample Introduction in Gas Chromatography
2008 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Sampling and sample introduction are two key steps in quantitative gas chromatography. In this thesis, a development of a previously described sampling technique as well as a novel concept for sample introduction in gas chromatography are presented. The thesis is based on two papers.
Paper I describes a method for preparing physically mixed polymers for use as sorbent phases in open tubular trapping of gaseous analytes. The concept is based on mechanical disintegration and mixing of solid or liquid poly(ethylene glycol), PEG, into poly(dimethylsiloxane), PDMS, in a straightforward manner. The resulting mixture exhibits a higher affinity towards polar analytes, as compared to pure PDMS.
Paper II describes a novel approach to liquid sample introduction with the split/splitless inlet, used in gas chromatography. Classical injection techniques struggle with discrimination of high boiling analytes and poor repeatability of the injected amount of analytes. The presented injection technique utilizes high voltage to obtain a spraying effect of the injected liquid. The spraying effect can be achieved with a cold needle, which is unprecedented for gas chromatographic injections. The cold needle spraying results in highly repeatable injections, free from discrimination of high boiling analytes.
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Stockholm: KTH , 2008. , 32 p.
Trita-CHE-Report, ISSN 1654-1081 ; 2008:40
Gaskromatografi, Provupparbetning, Provintroduktion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4744ISBN: 978-91-7178-978-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4744DiVA: diva2:13747
2008-05-28, E2, E-huset, Lindstedtsvägen 3, Stockholm, 10:00
Hedenqvist, Mikael, Professor
Roeraade, JohanEmmer, Åsa
QC 201011052008-05-132008-05-132010-11-05Bibliographically approved
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