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Standard Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography

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Standard Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography


1.1 This practice is intended to serve as a general guide to the application of gas chromatography (GC) with packed columns for the separation and analysis of vaporizable or gaseous organic and inorganic mixtures and as a reference for the writing and reporting of GC methods.

Note 1— This practice excludes any form of gas chromatography associated with open tubular (capillary) columns.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 8 and 9.1.3.

Significance and Use

This practice describes a procedure for packed-column gas chromatography. It provides general comments, recommended techniques, and precautions. A recommended form for reporting GC methods is given in Section 14.


gas chromatography; GC; packed columns; ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

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1996 R06 EDITION



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March 1, 2006

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18 pages

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