Title

Detection and Separation of Gas-Phase Carbon-Centered Radicals from Cigarette Smoke and Diesel Exhaust

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1998

Abstract

Carbon-centered radicals were trapped from gas-phase cigarette smoke and diesel engine exhaust by reaction with a nitroxide, 3-amino-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-1-pyrrolidinyloxy (3AP). The resulting mixture of stable, diamagnetic adducts was derivatized with naphthalenedicarboxaldehyde (NDA) to produce highly fluorescent products. Derivatives were separated by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), which revealed distinctly different suites of radicals present in the two systems. Integration of HPLC peaks gave approximately 22 ± 7 nmol of radicals per cigarette and 3 ± 1 nmol of radicals per liter of diesel engine exhaust. An estimated 8-10 different carbon-centered radical species are present in each system.

Publication Title

Analytical Chemistry

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