Date of Award

6-1958

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The problem of analysis of commercial and student preparations of butanol-2 from methyl ethyl ketone by gas-liquid partition chromatography is presented. The retention times of butanol-2 and methyl ethyl ketone are determined under varying conditions of temperature, flowrate, carrier gas, column packing and fixed phase concentrations. Optimum conditions are selected for the separation of butanol-2 and methyl ethyl ketone. Several methods are discussed for the quantitative interpretation of the data. The presence of an unknown component in commercial methyl ethyl and ketone and butanol-2 is found and possible identification is discussed. A brief outline of the apparatus is involved and of the theory of gas liquid partition chromatography is included.

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