Fresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie

, Volume 181, Issue 1, pp 22–28 | Cite as

Sub-micro methods for the analysis of organic compounds

  • R. Belcher
Elementaranalyse organischer Verbindungen

Summary

A new technique is described which enables organic compounds to be analysed for elements and functional groups using sample weights of 30–50 micrograms (0.03 to 0.05 mg). These amounts are only just visible to the naked eye. The accuracy is similar to that of the microscale, and the technique is fairly simple.

It is expected that these methods will be of value in biochemistry and associated fields where amounts of sample are often limited. The new technique is not intended to replace micro-methods. Investigations are still proceeding to develop further methods for the determination of functional groups and to refine earlier procedures.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Compound Sample Weight 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Belcher
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of BirminghamGreat Britain

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