Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 37(8), 1185 (2021).

Quantification of 23 Volatile Organic Compounds with a Single Reference Material Using Post-column Reaction Gas Chromatography Combined with a Stainless-steel Heating Furnace
Yuko KITAMAKI,* Naoki SAITO,* Nanako SASAKI,** Mariko MORITA,** Tomohiro SASAKI,** Hideaki MIYAMOTO,** Masahiko NUMATA,* and Toshihide IHARA*
*National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8563, Japan
**Horiba Stec Co., Ltd., 11-5 Hokotate Kamitoba, Minami, Kyoto 601-8116, Japan
We built a heating furnace using stainless-steel instead of aluminum in gas chromatography combined with an oxidation/reduction system; it increased the oxidation temperature to 650°C. At 600°C, it completely oxidized five organochlorine compounds. This system was applied to a standard solution of 23 volatile organic compounds. The analytical results of 20 hydrocarbon and organochlorine compounds showed good agreement with the expanded uncertainty (k = 2) of the reference values. Three organobromine compounds obtained values higher than the reference; this was investigated further.