, Volume 14, Issue 7, pp 398–402 | Cite as

An investigation of the changes in column efficiency accompanying the oxidation of apolar gas chromatographic stationary phases

  • M. B. Evans
  • M. I. Kawar
  • R. Newton


The effect of on-column oxidation upon the efficiency of apolar gas chromatographic columns is investigated. With an unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid phase and air as carrier gas dramatic changes of column efficiency are observed. Evidence is presented that suggests that this catastrophic deterioration of column performance is due to the oxidative crosslinking of the liquid phase molecules.

Key Words

Gas-liquid chromatography Oxidation of hydrocarbon phases Column efficiency Peroxide crosslinking 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Evans
    • 1
  • M. I. Kawar
    • 1
  • R. Newton
    • 1
  1. 1.Geheral Chemistry GroupSchool of Natural Sciences, The Hatfield PolytechnicHatfieldUK

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