, Volume 20, Issue 11, pp 664–670 | Cite as

Analysis of carboxylic acids by gas chromatography of acetonyl esters. Application to aromatic, dicarboxylic and higher fatty acids

  • D. V. McCalley
  • C. W. Thomas
  • A. J. Floyd
  • L. L. Leveson


The gas chromatographic analysis of the acetonyl esters of aromatic, dicarboxylic and higher fatty acids is reported and discussed together with their electron impact and chemical ionisation mass spectra. An improved method for the preparation of acetonyl esters is discussed.

Key Words

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Carboxylic Acids Acetonyl Derivatives 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. McCalley
    • 1
  • C. W. Thomas
    • 1
  • A. J. Floyd
    • 2
  • L. L. Leveson
    • 3
  1. 1.Analysis and Instrumentation LaboratoriesBristol PolytechnicBristolU.K.
  2. 2.School of ChemistryUniversity of BathBathU.K.
  3. 3.Chemistry Department, The UniversityPort MoresbyPapua New Guinea

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