Gas chromatography of some metal dialkyldithiophosphates with packed and capillary columns using flame photometric detection

P. J. Marriott, T. J. Cardwell

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Metal dialkyldithiophosphates are suitable for selective detection with a flame photometric detector operated in either the S2 or HPO emission mode. Comparison of dta for packed and capillary columns shows that the sensitivity in the HPO mode is only slightly greater than, and in the S2 mode comparable with, that in the flame ionization deterctor. In addition, it is notable that hte sensitivity to the chelates in the HPO mode is inferior to that for simple organophosphorus compounds by an order of magnitude. Background permeation of CS2 leads to some improvement in detection limits for nickel dithiophosphate. Baseline resolution of palladium and platinum derivatives is readily achieved on wall-coated open-tubular columns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-169
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

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