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ERIC Number: EJ820866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
GC-MS Analysis of [gamma]-Hydroxybutyric Acid Analogs: A Forensic Chemistry Experiment
Henck, Colin; Nally, Luke
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n11 p1813-1815 Nov 2007
An upper-division forensic chemistry experiment is described. It involves using glycolic acid and sodium glycolate as analogs of [gamma]-hydroxybutyric acid and its sodium salt. The experiment shows the use of silylation in GC-MS analysis and gives students the opportunity to work with a commonly used silylating reagent, N,O-bis[trimethylsilyl]trifluoroacetamide (BSTFA). GC-MS is used to show the problem with analyzing an organic acid without derivatization and to analyze the products of silylation. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A