Determination of vaporization enthalpies of polychlorinated biphenyls by correlation gas chromatography

S. Puri, J. S. Chickos, W. J. Welsh

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The vaporization enthalpies of 16 polychlorinated biphenyls have been determined by correlation gas chromatography. This study was prompted by the realization that the vaporization enthalpy of the standard compounds used in previous studies, octadecane and eicosane, were values measured at 340 and 362 K, respectively, rather than at 298 K. Adjustment to 298 K amounts to a 7-8 kJ/mol increment in the values. With the inclusion of this adjustment, vaporization enthalpies evaluated by correlation gas chromatography are in good agreement with the values determined previously in the literature. The present results are based on the vaporization enthalpies of several standards whose values are well established in the literature. The standards include a variety of n-alkanes and various chlorinated hydrocarbons. The vaporization enthalpies of PCBs increased with the number of chlorine atoms and were found to be larger for meta- and para-substituted polychlorinated biphenyls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1480-1484
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry


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