A Convenient Method for Preparation of Pure Standards of Peroxyacetyl Nitrate for Atmospheric Analyses

Torben Nielsen, A. M. Hansen, E. Lund Thomsen

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    Abstract

    Peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) is synthesized by nitration of peracetic acid (1.2 M), extracted by n- heptane, and purified with normal-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The purified PAN solution is free of acetyl nitrate. The content of PAN is determined by means of hydrolysis of PAN into nitrite, and determination by ion chromatography of nitrite and nitrate (formed by oxidation of nitrite). The purified PAN solution is used for the calibration of the gas Chromatograph with electron capture detection.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAtmospheric Environment
    Volume16
    Issue number10
    Pages (from-to)2447-2450
    ISSN1352-2310
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1982

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