GC Analysis of Benzene (and other Aromatics) and Oxygenates in Reformulated Gasoline on SLB®-ILD3606

GC Analysis of Benzene (and other Aromatics) and Oxygenates in reforulated Gasoline on SLB®-ILD3606


column SLB-ILD3606, 60 m x 0.25 mm I.D., 0.20 µm (29691-U)
oven 50 °C (6 min), 15 °C/min to 265 °C (10 min)
carrier gas helium, 21 cm/sec
sample reforulated gasoline (contains 10% ethanol) with 7 other oxygenates added (at 2.5-5%)
injection 1 µL, 100:1 split
liner 4 mm I.D., split type, cup design
inj. temp. 250 °C
detector FID, 250 °C


Analysis Note The measurement of benzene and oxygenate compounds in reforulated gasoline is a common application performed worldwide, both in on-site labs at industrial facilities and also in third-party testing labs. Benzene is listed as a potential carcinogen, and requires monitoring to ensure it is present below a regulated amount. reforulated gasoline contains oxygenates, which are oxygen-containing compounds added to increase combustion. The SLB®-ILD3606 column is able to resolve benzene (and other aromatics) from oxygenates (such as alcohols, ketones, and ethers) and also the aliphatic portion of gasoline.
Categories Analytical Chromatography, GC Applications, Aromatics, Alcohols, Ethers, Ketones, Hydrocarbons
Featured Industry Petroleum
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