Some useful tips for the chromatographic analysis of volatile organic compounds

Stashenko, Elena E.; Martínez, Jairo R.

Palavras-chave: Gas chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, volatile organic compounds.

Resumo: The reliable chromatographic analysis of mixtures of volatile organic compounds is the result of careful attention to details during sample preparation, chromatographic system and operating conditions selection. This article discusses the effects of the main variables that have incidence on the chromatographic analysis of volatile organic compounds. Recommendations are presented for various procedures, together with various examples that illustrate their application.

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