, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 771–775 | Cite as

Influence of Van der Waals' volume of ethers, esters, carbonyls and alcohols on retention in gas chromatography stationary phases of different polyrity

  • F. Saura Calixto
  • A. Garcïa Raso


Equations for Retention Index (I) versus Van der Waals, volume (Vw) on squalane are studied for alcohols, carbonyls, esters and ethers. Each equation includes linear and branching substances with different positions of the functional group in the carbon chain. The study is extended to stationary phases with polarities from 4.29 to 91.54 on the Tarjan et al. scale. Variations of the slope and origin ordinate values with the polarity of the stationary phase are discussed.

Key Words

Gas chromatography Van der Waals' volume Polarity of stationary phase Retention index 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Saura Calixto
    • 1
  • A. Garcïa Raso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic Chemistry, Science FacultyThe University of Palma de MallorcaSpain

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