Gas Chromatographic Determination of Total Oxygen in Organic Materials

  • F. L. Boys
  • D. D. Dworak
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 4)


A sample is pyrolyzed in the presence of carbon to quantitatively convert oxygen to carbon monoxide. Helium elutes the pyrolysis products through a molecular sieve column for separation of the carbon monoxide and through a katharometer for quantitative measurement. Analysis time is 15 — 30 min, detectability is 30 ppm, no blank is involved, and less than 50 mg of sample is used.


Pyrolysis Temperature Pyrolysis Product Total Oxygen Carbon Pyrolysis Needle Valve 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. L. Boys
    • 1
  • D. D. Dworak
    • 1
  1. 1.Sinclair Research, Inc.HarveyUSA

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