Gas chromatographic analysis of C1-C20 carboxylic acids esterified in aqueous solutions as isobutyl esters

I. Molnár-Perl, M. Szakács-Pintér

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C1-C20 carboxylic acids have been esterified in aqueous solutions with i-butanol. Gas chromatographic analyses have been performed from a single chromatogram. It has been established that esterification in the concentration range of [H2O]/[i-BuOH]=0.01-10.3 can be utilized for the quantitative determination of these carboxylic acids. The presence of water does not interfere in the range of [H2O]/[i-BuOH]=0.01-1.03. In the cases of [H2O]/[i-BuOH]>1.03, anhydrous sodium sulfate has been used for binding the water, in an amount of [Na2SO4]anh./[H2O]≥0.2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-500
Number of pages8
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1983


  • Esterification in aqueous solution
  • Fatty acid analysis
  • Gas chromatography
  • iso butyl esters of C-C fatty acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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