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Retention behavior of alkyl-substituted polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycle isomers in gas chromatography on stationary phases of different selectivity

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Walter B. Wilson, Lane C. Sander, Jorge O. Ona Ruales, Stephanie Mossner, Leonard M. Sidisky, Milton Lee, Stephen A. Wise

Abstract

Retention indices for 10 sets of alkyl-substituted polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycles (PASHs) isomers (total of 80 PASHs) were determined using gas chromatography with three different stationary phases: a 50% phenyl phase, a 50% liquid crystalline dimethylpolysiloxane (LC-DMPS) phase, and an ionic liquid (IL) phase. Correlations between the retention behavior on the three stationary phases and PASH geometry [length-to-breadth (L/B) and thickness (T)] were investigated for the following PASHs: 4 methyl-substituted dibenzothiophenes (DBTs), 3 ethyl-substituted DBTs, 15 dimethyl-substituted DBTs, 8 trimethyl-substituted DBTs, 15 methyl-substituted naphthothiophenes, 30 methyl-substituted benzonaphthothiophenes, and five methyl-substituted tetraphenothiophenes. Correlation coefficients for retention on the 50% phenyl phase vs L/B ranged from r = -0.28 (MeBbN23Ts) to r = 0.92 (EtDBTs). Correlation coefficients for retention on the IL phase vs L/B ranged from r = 0.13 (MeN12Ts) to r = 0.83 (EtDBTs). Correlation coefficients for retention on the 50% LC-DMPS phase vs L/B ranged from r = 0.22 (MeDBTs) to r = 0.84 (TriMeDBTs).
Citation
Journal of Chromatography A

Keywords

gas chromatography, retention indices, stationary phases, shape selectivity, polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycles

Citation

Wilson, W. , Sander, L. , Ona, J. , Mossner, S. , Sidisky, L. , Lee, M. and Wise, S. (2017), Retention behavior of alkyl-substituted polycyclic aromatic sulfur heterocycle isomers in gas chromatography on stationary phases of different selectivity, Journal of Chromatography A, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2017.01.026 (Accessed May 20, 2024)

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Created January 10, 2017, Updated January 27, 2020