Extraction and quantitation of furanic compounds dissolved in oils

O. Kóréh, K. Torkos, M. Bashir Mahara, J. Borossay

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Furans are amongst the decomposition products which are generated by the degradation of cellulose in paper. Paper insulation is used in capacitors cables and transformers. These furans dissolve in the impregnating mineral oil, and a method, involving liquid/liquid extraction, solid phase extraction and high performance liquid chromatography, has been developed to determine the concentration of 2-furfural the most stable compound in oil. The degradation of paper is being examined in order to find correlation between the change in dielectric and mechanical properties and the increase in concentration of 2-furfural in the oil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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