Journal of Chromatography A 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.01.058 View full text
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Jin-Feng Zhong, Xin-Sheng Chai, Hui-Chao Hu, Shi-Yu Fu

Abstract: This paper reports on a headspace gas chromatographic method (HS-GC) for rapid determination of degree of substitution in succinic anhydride (SA) modified celluloses. The method is based on the reaction between the carboxyl groups in SA modified cellulose and bicarbonate solution in a closed headspace sample vial. The CO(2) released from the reaction was measured by HS-GC. The completion of the reaction was achieved within 25 min at 80 °C when a small sample size (<20 mg) was used. The relative standard deviat…

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