Lindsey Shear | Authors


Gas Chromatography–Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorbance Spectroscopy for the Quantitative Determination of Trace and Bulk Water in Organic Solvents

Recent advances in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy have allowed for the application of this technology as a chemical detection platform for gas chromatography (GC). This technique is known as GC–VUV. A GC–VUV detector can produce highly characteristic absorbance spectra for nearly all chemical species in the wavelength region of 125–240 nm. This enables not only identification but also robust quantitation of a variety of compounds separable by gas chromatography, including water. This article describes the results of a pilot study focused on trace water determination in common organic solvents using an ionic liquid stationary phase GC column in a GC–VUV platform.