Gas-solid chromatography (GSC) has been used since the earliest days of gas chromatography and preceded prints of organic as well as inorganic compounds. They have considerably higher absorptivities than their counterparts in the infrared wavelength region and are very well suited for computer-based spectral search systems. The size of reference spectra presently available is much smaller compared with that available for GC-FTIR and particularly for GC-MS. Future development of the GC-UV method will include continuous extension of the reference spectrum library.

One of the main advantages of UV gas-phase spectra might be to make detailed classification of functional groups. At present & 50 groups with characteristic features can be identified. However, this will certainly be extended and will also include a number of groups with mixed functionalities.

Concerning further instrumental development, recordings of spectra at lower wavelengths than 168 nm will probably be possible. Another instrumental development that can be expected is matrix isolation and direct deposition techniques similar to the ones developed for GC-FTIR measurements. Furthermore, the GC-UV spectrophotometer will, in the near future, be adapted to online measurements in industrial process monitoring and control.

See also: II/Chromatography: Gas: Derivatization; Detectors: Mass Spectrometry; Detectors: Selective; Gas Chromatography-Infrared.

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