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    The Colorimetric Determination of Formaldehyde and Methanol from Combustion Sources

    Published: Jan 1960

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    Formaldehyde and methanol are formed to a greater or lesser extent during the combustion of organic materials. A method is proposed for the colorimetric determination of these substances, based on the reaction with chromotropic acid. Formaldehyde is determined directly, methanol after oxidation to formaldehyde.

    Author Information:

    Feldstein, M
    Director of Laboratory Services, Bay Area Air Pollution Control District, San Francisco, Calif.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39384S

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