Raman Spectroscopy of Some Hydrocarbons and Freons in the Gas Phase

  • David A. Stephenson


The usefulness of Raman Scattering for monitoring sources of simple gases such as CO, NO, SO2, CO2 has been demonstrated. Some hydrocarbons such as methane and benzene also give Raman spectra which are simple and separated well enough from other species to make analysis straightforward. However, other hydrocarbons, no less important, such as toluene and pentane, have more complicated spectra. Spectra for various hydrocarbons are presented with scattering cross sections normalized to N2. Spectra of various freons are also included and their use as internal standards for mass measurements discussed.


Integrate Cross Section Total Hydrocarbon Laser Raman Spectroscopy Hydrocarbon Analyzer General Motor Corporation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Stephenson
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  1. 1.Research Laboratories, General Motors CorporationUSA

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