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Abstract Title: Recent Developments in GC-MS for Petrochemical Applications
Abstract Type: oral
Session Choice: Analytical Techniques:Separation Science
Presenter Name: Dr Frank David
Company/Organisation: Research Institute for Chromatography
Country: Belgium

Abstract Information :

In this presentation, an overview will be given of some recent developments in GC-MS hardware and their application in petrochemical analysis. Special attention will be paid to the use of high resolution accurate mass spectrometers that can be applied for speciation of contaminants in hydrocarbon fractions and for the analysis of petroleum biomarkers.

In addition, an overview will be given of soft ionization techniques that can be applied as alternative to or complementary with electron ionization. This includes chemical ionization, atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) and supersonic molecular beam cold EI. The potential of these techniques will be illustrated with a number of applications, including the analysis of phthalates, wax fractions and petroleum derivatives.

Finally, also the use of multidimensional techniques, including heart-cutting GC-GC and comprehensive GCxGC in combination with these MS techniques will be discussed.