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Hydrocarbon type analysis by gas chromatograph using a single capillary column and a multi-column valve system

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Two different gas chromatographic methods are used for the determination of hydrocarbon type distribution in naphtha and gasoline samples with final boiling points up to 275 °C. The methods are based either on a single capillary column or on a valve-switched packed column system. Both methods give extensive information on paraffins, olefins, naphthenes and aromatics in total as well as by carbon-number. In each case the analysis is fully automated with a computer controlling the entire analysis from injection to results presentation. The advantages and limitations of both methods are discussed.

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Huber, L. Hydrocarbon type analysis by gas chromatograph using a single capillary column and a multi-column valve system. Chromatographia 16, 282–285 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02258920

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Key Words

  • Gas chromatography
  • Naphtha analysis
  • Gasoline analysis
  • Hydrocarbon type analysis