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|Main Title||Application of Multispectral Techniques to the Precise Identification of Aldehydes in the Environment.|
|Author||Richardson, S. D. ; Thruston, A. D. ; Collette, T. W. ; McGuire, J. M. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution detection ; Industrial wastes ; Sewage disposal ; Water analysis ; Aldehydes ; Waste disposal ; Mass spectroscopy ; Fourier transform spectrometers ; Gas chromatography ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Spectrum analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Reprints ;|
By using gas chromatography coupled with low- and high-resolution electron-impact mass spectrometry, low- and high-resolution chemical ionization mass spectrometry, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, eight straight-chain aldehydes were identified in a water sample taken from the overflow pipe of a municipal sewer line that contained a combination of industrial and domestic sewage. This combination of infrared and mass spectral techniques yielded precise identifications of n-hexanal, n-heptanal, 2-heptenal, n-octanal, 2-octenal, n-nonanal, 2-decenal, and 2-undecenal. These findings were significant because few straight-chain aldehydes have been identified in the environment, and all those previously found were saturated.