Determination of nitrite by GC and GC/MS

Shigetoshi Kage, Keiko Kudo, Narumi Jitsufuchi, Tohru Imamura

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We devised a sensitive and simple method to determine nitrite, using an extractive alkylation technique and gas chromatography. Nitrite was alkylated with pentafluorobenzylbromide, with tetradecyldimethylbenzyl-ammonium chloride as the counter-ion in an alkaline solution. The alkylated nitrite, α -nitro-2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentafluorotoluene, was analyzed qualitatively by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and quantitatively by gas chromatography with an electron capture detection. The lower limit of detection was 0.01 μmol/ml. The calibration curve was liner in the concentration range from 0.02 to 1.00 μmol/ml.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-155
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Forensic Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology


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