Qualitative Limits of Detection of Specific Compounds Obtained by Trapping Gas Chromatograph Fractions with an Activated Charcoal Capillary and Analyzing with the Mass Spectrometer

  • Charles V. Cooper
  • Lowell D. White
  • Richard E. Kupel
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 9)


Qualitative identification of gas chromatograph. (G.C.) fractions has created problems for the organic chemist. One of these concerns the Limit of detection for any given compound which can be achieved with a method designed to trap a G.C. peak for further analysis. This paper presents the limits of detection found attainable in the qualitative analysis of specific organic compounds. These limits were established by utilizing an activated charcoal capillary to trap the G.C. fraction prior to introduction into a Bendix Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer via the hot filament probe.


Activate Charcoal Isoamyl Acetate Qualitative Identification Threshold Limit Value Governmental Industrial Hygienist 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles V. Cooper
    • 1
  • Lowell D. White
    • 1
  • Richard E. Kupel
    • 1
  1. 1.U. S. Department of Health, Education and WelfareBureau of Occupational Safety and HealthCincinnatiUSA

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