Analysis of Alkyl Nitrites by Gas Chromatography-Infrared Spectroscopy

    Volume 37, Issue 6 (November 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 11


    Witherspoon, JR
    Professor, graduate student, and undergraduate student, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

    Kurz, ME
    Professor, graduate student, and undergraduate student, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

    Johns, S
    Illinois State Crime Laboratory, Morton,

    Savage, S
    Professor, graduate student, and undergraduate student, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

    (Received 4 November 1991; accepted 4 March 1992)

    Abstract

    Gas chromatography-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (GC/IR) was used to analyze a series of alkyl nitrites (butyl and pentyl) as well as some typical “street products” containing alkyl nitrites. The vapor phase IR spectra of the nitrites exhibited strong absorbances near 1665 and 1620 cm-1 (anti and syn R-O-N = O stretches) and 780 cm-1 (O-N stretch); yet enough variation exists to distinguish between them. Street samples, or purposely “aged” nitrites, showed mixtures of readily separated components consisting of alkyl nitrites and nitrous oxide.


    Paper ID: JFS13357J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13357J

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    Title Analysis of Alkyl Nitrites by Gas Chromatography-Infrared Spectroscopy
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