Differentiation of commercial fuels based on polar components using negative electrospray ionization/mass spectrometry

Environmental Forensics
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Abstract

Polar components in fuels may enable differentiation between fuel types or commercial fuel sources. A range of commercial fuels from numerous sources were analyzed by flow injection analysis/electrospray ionization/mass spectrometry without extensive sample preparation, separation, or chromatography. This technique enabled screening for unique polar components at parts per million levels in commercial hydrocarbon products, including a range of products from a variety of commercial sources and locations. Because these polar compounds are unique in different fuels, their presence may provide source information on hydrocarbons released into the environment. This analysis was then applied to mixtures of various products, as might be found in accidental releases into the environment.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Differentiation of commercial fuels based on polar components using negative electrospray ionization/mass spectrometry
Series title Environmental Forensics
DOI 10.1080/15275920500351684
Volume 7
Issue 1
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 10 p.
First page 5
Last page 14
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