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Chromatographia

, Volume 23, Issue 8, pp 547–552 | Cite as

Analysis of the metal-catalyzed decomposition of γ- and δ-haloesters by GC/FT-IR

  • D. E. Henry
  • S. L. PentoneyJr.
  • R. W. Kondrat
  • P. R. Griffiths
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Summary

The decomposition of γ- and δ-haloesters has previously been observed to take place within a commercial GC/FT-IR light-pipe system. Using a home-built light-pipe interface, an analysis of this same class of compounds was conducted from which the source of the decomposition was determined to be a brass fitting central to the commercial system's assembly. It is proposed that the reaction is due to a weakening of the carbon-halogen bond by metal interaction thereby allowing lactonization to occur.

Key Words

Gas chromatography FT-IR detection γ- and δ-Haloesters 

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Henry
    • 1
  • S. L. PentoneyJr.
    • 1
  • R. W. Kondrat
    • 1
  • P. R. Griffiths
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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