Glass capilary GC
Heat resistant surface deactivation
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Summary A new method of making alkylpolysiloxane (OV 1, OV 101, OV 17, Dexsil 400, SE 52, SE 54) columns with high stability at temperatures above 300°C of both the stationary liquid itself (low bleeding) and of the surface deactivation (no tailing of polar solutes with extended use at temperatures beyond 250°C) is described. The best results were achieved on dealkalinized alkali glass but also on borosilicate surfaces which have been additionally HF treated before coating in both cases. The procedure can also be applied to leached alkali and borosilicate surfaces successfully. The best deactivations of the glass surface are attained in a two step procedure: firstly by treatment with gaseous HF/N2 mixture and secondly by simple heating of the coated and closed column at temperatures between 350° and 450°C for several hours. The tailing behaviour of such columns for polar solutes is considerably improved by this procedure as shown by test chromatograms. The procedure can also be applied to leached alkali and borosilicate surfaces successfully.
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