Chromatographia

, Volume 35, Issue 3–4, pp 142–148 | Cite as

Development and comparison of different fluorimetric HPLC-methods with standard methods for the determination of formaldehyde in the atmosphere

  • A. H. J. Grömping
  • K. Cammann
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Summary

Three different fluorimetric methods for the measurement of atmospheric formaldehyde are described. The relatively unknown 2-diphenylacetylindan-1,3-dionhydrazine (DAIH) method was developed and optimized with an improved limit of detection of 2 ppbv corresponding to a sample volume of 7.5 L. Separation of lutidines necessary for the Nash method was successfully carried out and the separation time was reduced by a factor of 5. The detection limit of the Nash method was improved to 1 ppbv. In comparison, the N,N-diphenyl-1-naphthylamine-5-sulfonhydrazine (DNSH) method performed in a similar manner, reached an LOD of 0.5 ppbv. Finally, measurements made in candle smoke using the three different fluorimetric methods and three standard methods yielded very similar results.

Key Words

Column liquid chromatography Formaldehyde in air Fluorimetric detection Comparison of fluorescent derivatives 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. J. Grömping
    • 1
  • K. Cammann
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Analytische Chemie, Anorganisch-Chemisches InstitutWestfäliche-Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünterGermany

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