Analysis of the gas phase of cigarette smoke by gas chromatography coupled with UV-diode array detection
2006 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, Vol. 78, no 13, 4509-4516 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A gas chromatography method, coupled with diode array photometric spectral detection in the ultraviolet region (167-330 nm), was developed for the analysis of the gas phase of cigarette smoke. The method enabled us to identify more than 20 volatiles present in the vapor phase of cigarette smoke. In that way, all major volatile organic compounds ( including aldehydes, conjugated dienes, ketones, sulfides, furans, and single-ring aromatics), as well as nitric oxide ( NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S), can be analyzed in a straightforward manner through a single chromatographic run of < 50-min duration. The method can easily be applied by the introduction of a small volume of the gas-phase stream into the GC injection loop directly through the smoking apparatus exhaust circuit, thus providing an excellent alternative to available methods, which usually require extraction or concentration steps prior to any chromatographic analysis. Furthermore, all problems concerning aging of the gas phase are eliminated. Twelve compounds ( including NO) were chosen for quantification through the use of appropriate calibration standards. Comparison of the vapor phase yields of these compounds for the reference cigarette Kentucky 1R4F with already reported data indicates that this method is very reliable as far as accuracy and reproducibility of the results are concerned. Finally, the proposed methodology was used to compare the concentration of these cigarette smoke gas-phase constituents among individual puffs.
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2006. Vol. 78, no 13, 4509-4516 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46017DOI: 10.1021/ac052004yOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46017DiVA: diva2:266913