Multidimensional gas chromatography of oxidative degradation products in algae-derived fuel oil samples using narrow heartcuts and rapid cycle times

Blagoj Mitrevski, Rachel Webster, Paul Rawson, David John Evans, Hyung-Kyoon Choi, Philip Marriott

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To characterize a fuel s thermal and storage stability an understanding of the process of oxidation and oxidation pathways is essential. Oxidation pathways commence with hydroperoxides which quickly decompose to form a range of alcohols, acids and other oxygen-containing species. In the presence of significant levels of hydrocarbon-based matrix, analysis of these heteroatomic species is difficult. Applying multidimensional gas chromatography with very narrow heart-cut windows (0.20 min) minimizes the number of compounds transferred to the second dimension (2D) column during each heart-cut. Successive heart-cuts every 2.00 min are taken throughout the analytical run, since each heart-cut has a maximum retention on 2D of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89 - 96
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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