Possibilities of Production of New Reference Material – Preparation of Gaseous Standard Mixtures Using Thermal Decomposition of Immobilized Compounds – the Effect of Selected Parameters on the Amount of Released Analyte
The paper presents the results of research on a novel type of matrix-free reference materials for volatile organic compounds based upon thermal decomposition of appropriate immobilized compounds. The effect of parameters such as the kind of support (silica gel, porous glass, glass fiber) and the method of chemical modification of the support surface on the amount of chloromethane released as the analyte has been investigated. It was demonstrated that the amount of chloromethane released during thermal decomposition of immobilized compounds formed on the surface of silica gel and porous glass was larger when trimethylamine rather than N-morpholine was used for the preparation of immobilized compound. Reproducibility of the chemical modification procedure using silica gel and the stability of support with the immobilized compound were also examined. The full uncertainty budget of determination of liberated amount of chloromethane has been calculated.
Switaj-Zawadka, Anna; Konieczka, Piotr; Szczygelska-Tao, Jolanta; Wojcik, J.; Przyjazny, Andrzej; and Namiesnik, Jacek, "Possibilities of Production of New Reference Material – Preparation of Gaseous Standard Mixtures Using Thermal Decomposition of Immobilized Compounds – the Effect of Selected Parameters on the Amount of Released Analyte" (2004). Chemistry & Biochemistry Publications. 42.