Continuous Elemental Analysis of Organic Compounds in Gas-Chromatographic Effluents

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Science  28 Oct 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3435, pp. 1253-1254
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3435.1253


The compounds emerging from the gas-chromatographic column are quantitatively converted to a mixture of CO2 and H2. These gases are separated by means of an auxiliary column. The ratio of C and H atoms of each substance is deduced from the areas of carbon dioxide and hydrogen peaks.