Extraction of mono- and dicarboxylic acids from a curative water

C. Franke, L. Weil, R. Niessner

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A method for the analysis of mono- and dicarboxylic acids from water is presented. For this purpose two techniques, a C18 solid phase extraction (SPE) and a combination method of liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and aminopropyl SPE, were tested. With the combination method all analytes, short-chain mono- and long-chain dicarboxylic acids, could be analysed in one approach. The C18 SPE was not suitable for short-chain mono- but for dicarboxylic acids. Concentrations in the investigated water ranged from 315 mg/l (butanoic acid) to 2.9 mg/l (octanoic acid). Dicarboxylic acids were found from 5 mg/l (octanedioic acid) to 0.5 mg/l (dodecanedioic acid).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalFresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1995


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