, Volume 28, Issue 7–8, pp 400–404 | Cite as

Analysis of volatiles in polymers, part II. Supercritical fluid extraction/open tubular GC/MS

  • S. Schmidt
  • L. Blomberg
  • T. Wännnman


Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) connected to open tubular gas chromatography has been used for the analysis of non-polar to medium polar volatiles entrained in polymers. This polymer sheets, prepared with the aid of a microtome, have been extracted with supercritical carbon dioxide. The influence of sample area/weight ratio and extraction cell volume on the SFE performance has been investigated. Further, quantitative analysis was executed by stepwise extractions.

A set of polybutylene terephthalate polymers, originating from different manufactures, has been analysed regarding entrained volatiles.

Key Words

Supercritical fluid extraction Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry Volatile constituents in polymers Quantification by stepwise extraction 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Schmidt
    • 1
  • L. Blomberg
    • 1
  • T. Wännnman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Analytical ChemistryUniversity of Stockholm, Arrhenius LaboratoryStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Dept. 202IBM Polymer Competence CenterJärfällaSweden

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