Detection of Trace Quantities of Acenaphthene by Gas Chromatography


IN the course of investigations into the c-mitotic effect we wished to determine the acenaphthene uptake in the root tips of onions grown in a saturated water solution of acenaphthene. As the quantities expected were of the order of μ, the very sensitive flame ionization detector described by McWilliam and Dewar1 was used. A 6-in. long 1 8 -in. bore column packed with 60–80 mesh brick dust carrying 15 per cent w/w silicone oil was used for the analysis, and pure hydrogen was used as the carrier gas.

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    McWillam and Dewar, Nature, 181, 760 (1958).

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EDWARDS, W., CLARKE, J. & WILLIAMSON, A. Detection of Trace Quantities of Acenaphthene by Gas Chromatography. Nature 190, 531 (1961).

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