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Gas Chromatographic Retention Behavior of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Alkyl- Substituted PAHs on Two Stationary Phases of Different Selectivity

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Author(s)

Federica Nalin, Lane C. Sander, Walter B. Wilson, Stephen A. Wise

Abstract

Retention indices (RIs) for 45 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and 63 methyl- substituted PAHs were determined by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) using two different stationary phases: a 50% (mole fraction) phenyl-substituted methylpolysiloxane and a 50% (mole fraction) liquid crystalline dimethylpolysiloxane. Retention data were obtained for parent PAHs from molecular mass (MM) 128 Da (naphthalene) to 328 Da (benzo[c]picene) and for 12 sets of methyl-PAHs (methylfluorenes, methylanthracenes, methylphenanthrenes, methylfluoranthenes, methylpyrenes, methylbenz[a]anthracenes, methylbenzo[c]phenanthrenes, methylchrysenes, methyltriphenylenes, methylbenzo[a]pyrenes, methylperylenes, and methylpicenes). Molecular shape descriptors such as length-to-breath ratio (L/B) and thickness (T) were determined for all the PAHs studied. Correlation between RIs and L/B ratio was evaluated for both stationary phases with a better correlation observed for the 50% liquid crystalline phase (correlation coefficients ranging from 0.22 to 1.00).
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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Keywords

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Methyl-substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Methyl-PAHs), retention indices, gas chromatography, stationary phases, shape selectivity.

Citation

Nalin, F. , Sander, L. , Wilson, W. and Wise, S. (2017), Gas Chromatographic Retention Behavior of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Alkyl- Substituted PAHs on Two Stationary Phases of Different Selectivity, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, [online], https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-017-0700-4 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created November 8, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018