Laser Induced Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography

  • Nicholas E. Vanderborgh
Part of the Progress in Analytical Chemistry book series (PAC, volume 176)


Although pulsed lasers have been commercially available for only one decade, they have been utilized in chemical analysis as highly monochromatic light sources, as intense, short duration sources for photolysis, and during the last few years, as thermal sources for degradation processes. Pulsed laser energy offers unique properties for the initiation of thermal degradation. Especially sensible is the combination of laser induced thermal degradation with gas chromatography. This paper reviews some applications and experimental possibilities of this new pyrolysis method. It should be noted that only a few papers have appeared on this topic and certainly much still needs to be done to fully characterize the potentialities of this technique.


Pulse Laser Energy Silver Oxide Pyrolysis Method Carbon Loading Methyl Styrene 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas E. Vanderborgh
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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