Author(s): Shellie R, Marriott PJ
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Abstract The development of fast chiral analysis for use in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography in which a short second dimension enantioselective capillary column provides a route to precise measurement of chiral ratios of enantiomers is described. Retention times as short as 8 s are reported for (+/-)-limonene, with adequate enantioseparation maintained (Rs approximately 1.0) on a 1-m cyclodextrin derivative-coated capillary column. Sufficiently fast elution on the second column was achieved by using GC/ MS in which the subambient pressure (vacuum outlet) conditions promote increased diffusion coefficients and higher component volatility; a 4-fold reduction of second-dimension retention time was observed, as compared with ambient pressure outlet conditions. The enantiomeric distribution of several monoterpene compounds in bergamot essential oil is reported as a demonstration of the method. Total analysis time of the target components was approximately 8.5 min.
This article was published in Anal Chem
and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques