ASTM-E1642 Standard Practice for General Techniques of Gas Chromatography Infrared (GC/IR) Analysis

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Standard Practice for General Techniques of Gas Chromatography Infrared (GC/IR) Analysis



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1.1 This practice covers techniques that are of general use in analyzing qualitatively multicomponent samples by using a combination of gas chromatography (GC) and infrared (IR) spectrophotometric techniques. The mixture is separated into its individual components by GC and then these individual components are analyzed by IR spectroscopy. Types of GC-IR techniques discussed include eluent trapping, flowcell, and eluite deposition.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

4.1 This practice provides general guidelines for the proper practice of gas chromatography coupled with infrared spectrophotometric detection and analysis (GC/IR). This practice assumes that the chromatography involved in the practice is adequate to separate the compounds of interest. It is not the intention of this practice to instruct the user how to perform gas chromatography properly.


gas chromatography; GC/IR; infrared spectroscopy;; ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

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2000 R16 EDITION



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May 1, 2016

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9 pages

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