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Determination of ethylene glycol in lubricants by derivatization static headspace gas chromatography


Gras, K and Luong, J and Lin, M and Gras, R and Shellie, RA, Determination of ethylene glycol in lubricants by derivatization static headspace gas chromatography, Analytical Methods, 7, (13) pp. 5545-5550. ISSN 1759-9660 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c5ay01122a


A practical and reliable method for the analysis of ethylene glycol in either hydrocarbon based or synthetic lubricants has been successfully developed and implemented. The method involves the use of static headspace gas chromatography and flame ionization detection. A fast and specific derivatization approach was incorporated, involving the use of phenyl boronic acid to convert ethylene glycol to 2-phenyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolane. With this analytical approach, a complete analysis can be conducted in less than 15 min with a relative precision of less than 10% at two concentrations; 100 ppm (w/w) and 1000 ppm (w/w) respectively. The method has a linear range from 5 ppm (w/w) to 1000 ppm (w/w) with a correlation co-efficient of 0.9993, a recovery greater than 95% and a detection limit of 1 ppm (w/w).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gas chromatography
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Instrumentation
Objective Field:Scientific instruments
UTAS Author:Luong, J (Mr Jim Luong)
UTAS Author:Gras, R (Ms Ronda Gras)
UTAS Author:Shellie, RA (Associate Professor Robert Shellie)
ID Code:103979
Year Published:2015
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP110104923)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2015-10-29
Last Modified:2017-10-29

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