Comparison of column phase configurations for comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatographic analysis of crude oil and bitumen

Tin Tran, Graham Logan, Emmanuelle Grosjean, James Harynuk, Danielle Ryan, Philip Marriott

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An inverted phase (polar to non-polar) column set has been compared with a non-polar to polar column set for the GC x GC separation of petroleum hydrocarbons. This column configuration is shown to provide greatly enhanced resolution for less polar compounds and makes greater use of the two dimensional separation space. It improves resolution of a greater number of components within one analysis and offers new possibilities for crude oil fingerprinting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1190 - 1194
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Geochemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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