Composition of volatile components in the polycrystalline CVD diamond (by coupled gas chromatographic–mass spectrometric analysis)

  • Anatoly TomilenkoEmail author
  • Valeri Sonin
  • Taras Bul’bak
  • Aleksei Chepurov
Original Article


The results of gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) demonstrate that the volatiles captured by diamond grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) technology contain hydrocarbons and their derivatives (72.2 rel. %). We have identified aliphatic (paraffins and olefins), cyclic (naphthenes and arenes) and oxygenated (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids) hydrocarbons, as well as nitrogenated and sulfonated compounds. Water, negligible amounts of CO2 and Ar were also detected among the volatile components.


CVD diamond Micro inclusions Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry Hydrocarbons 



The authors thank two anonymous reviewers for the comprehensive reviewing of the manuscript. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project no. 17-17-01154 and Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 18-05-00761.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatoly Tomilenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Valeri Sonin
    • 1
  • Taras Bul’bak
    • 1
  • Aleksei Chepurov
    • 1
  1. 1.V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and MineralogySiberian Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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