Date of Award

6-1958

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Robert W. Schaefer

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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