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Thin Layer Chromatography/Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry Of Coal Extracts
Author(s): Mollie L.E. TeVrucht; Peter R. Griffiths
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Paper Abstract

Coupling thin layer chromatography (TLC) with diffuse reflectance infrared spectrometry facilitates the analysis of coal extracts. Like coal itself, the extracts are composed of a complex mixture of many different components. After the easy, inexpensive TLC separation of the extracts into broad classes, the components are transferred simultaneously to a series of cups from which their diffuse reflectance spectra may be measured. The cups are packed with a chalcogenide matrix, which is transparent through much of the mid infrared. Because chromatographic resolution is preserved in the transfer, infrared spectra of all the separated component classes may be obtained. Studying various extracts of three different coals allows for investigation of the molecular differences between them thus providing valuable information concerning the structure of coal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1145, 7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969434
Show Author Affiliations
Mollie L.E. TeVrucht, University of California Riverside (United States)
Peter R. Griffiths, University of California Riverside (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1145:
7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
David G. Cameron, Editor(s)

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