Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
Two methods for the determination of aldehydes in ambient air were investigated. The methods involved derivatization of the aldehydes by 2-diphenylacetyl-1,3-indandione-1-hydrazone (DAIH) and 1-dimethylaminoaphthalene-5-sulfonylhydrazine (dansylhydrazine) in acetonitrile solution. The deriviatives were then separated by high performance liquid chromatography and detected and quantified by flourescence detection. The DAIH method was found to be unsuitable and was therefore abandoned. The dansyl hydrazine method was found to be a potentially uncomplicated, rapid, and senstitive procedure for the detection of aldehydes.
Berman, Carol B., "Determination of aldehydes in ambient air by high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection" (1984). Honors Theses. 1894.