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Main Title Supercritical Fluid Chromatography for High Molecular Weight Organic Analysis.
Author Wright, B. W. ; Udseth, H. R. ; Smith, R. D. ;
CORP Author Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-02-3628; EPA/600/2-86/092;
Stock Number PB87-110524
Additional Subjects Chromatographic analysis ; Mass spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Molecular weight ; Organic compounds ; Supercritical fluid chromatography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-110524 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 58p
The report describes a preliminary application of supercritical fluid mass spectrometry (MS) techniques to the analysis of a middle distillate fuel, an emission particulate extract, and the emission particulates themselves. These techniques include capillary column supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) (alone) and coupled with MS, direct fluid injection (DFI)/MS, and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE)/MS. These techniques are still in an early stage of development, but have demonstrated considerable potential for difficult analytical problems. The present work shows the feasibility of achieving high resolution separations of complex mixtures with SFC using nonpolar CO2 as the mobile phase. Additionally, these analyses have: provided an evaluation of the limitations of the present detector interfaces, resulted in further design improvements, and emphasized research areas for further investigation. The present work also shows that SFC/MS application to complex mixtures can provide good separations and usable mass spectra.