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Journal of Environment and Life Sciences

J Environ Life Sci. September 2016; vol. 1 (Issue 1): 14-25.

Review Article

Improve GC separations with derivatization for

selective response and detection in novel matrices
Nirav R. Soni*

Department of Quality Assurance (QA), A-one Pharmacy College, Enasan, Gujarat, India

*For correspondence ABSTRACT

Nirav R. Soni,
Department of Quality It is necessary to induce higher separations with enlarged resolution and
Assurance (QA), A-one response. Derivatization is that the method of with chemicals modifying
pharmacy college, Enasan, a compound to supply a replacement compound which has properties that
India. are suitable for analysis using a GC and HPLC. Volatility of sample is a
Email: requirement for GC analysis. Derivatization will render highly polar
m materials to be adequately volatile so, that it can be eluted at reasonable
temperatures without thermal decomposition or molecular rearrangement.
The chemical structure of the compound remains a similar and just
modifies the desired functional groups of reacting compound to
derivative of deviating chemical and physical properties so as to create
them detectable and analyzable. Derivatization can substantially improve
chromatographic results and it is necessary in GC, HPLC, UV-Vis
spectroscopy etc. usually derivatization is aimed at improving on the
suitability, efficiency and detectibility.

Received: 08 July 2016 Keywords: Characteristics, Accomplishment, Condition and kinds of

Accepted: 30 July 2016 derivatization

Introduction Different compounds that respond poorly on a

selected detector may need to be “tagged” with a
Derivatization is the process by that a different functional group to develop detection.
component is chemically changed, producing a For e.g., tagging with chlorine (Atomic No.17)
new compound that has properties more can increases response on detector which is ECD
amenable to a specific analytical technique.1,3,7 A (Electron Capture Detector). In addition to
modified analyte in this case will be the product, changing suitability and response, derivatization
which is called as the derivative. The derivative can improve resolution between co-eluting
may have related or directly related structure; it compounds and overlapping peaks.2,4,5,7
is not the same as the original non-modified Understanding the chemistry of the analytes,
chemical components. Some samples analyzed derivatizing agent used in sample preparation of
by GC require derivatization sp as to create them gas chromatography are important to get reliable
appropriate for analysis. Compounds that have results. For gas chromatogrpahy evaluation,
poor thermal stability and volatility, or which compounds which having functional groups with
can be adsorbed in the injector will exhibit non active hydrogens such as -SH, -OH, -NH and –
reproducible peak areas, heights, and shapes. COOH because of the ability of these functional
groups to form intermolecular hydrogen

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bonds.8,9 These intermolecular hydrogen bonds detectability various compounds don’t

have an effect on the inherent volatility of turnout a useable chromatograph (i.e.
compounds containing them, their tendency to multiple peaks, or one huge blob), or the
relate with column materials packing and sample of interest goes undetected. As a
thermal strength.10 Since, GC is used to separate result it should be required to derivatize the
volatile organic compounds, the functional compound before GC analysis is completed.
group altered of a molecule by derivatization Derivatization may be a great tool
enables the analysis of compounds that permitting the use of GC and GC/MS to be
otherwise can’t be readily monitored by GC. done on samples that might otherwise it is
Derivatization process either enhancing or not possible in various fields of chemistry
reducing the volatility of the compound of like medical, forensic, and environmental.
interest. It also alleviate analyte adsorption in
the gas chromatographic system and also, to Ideal characters and disadvantages of
give better detector response, peak separations derivatization 1,3,9,15-28
and peak symmetry.11-15
Derivatization reagent is the substance which is
used to chemically adjust a component to
Derivatization generate a new compound which has properties
How do I choose a derivatizing reagent? that are suitable for analysis in gas
chromatography or liquid chromatography. The
An excellent derivatizing reagent and approach following criteria must be fulfilled according to
must produce the preferred chemical change of the guidelines in choosing a suitable
the compounds of interest, and be reproducible, derivatization chemicals for analytical GC
well-organized, and harmless.2,6 evaluation.

For Gas Chromatography technique, (1) A derivatization reaction ought to rapid,

fundamental three types of derivatization quantitative, and produce minimal by
methods may including silylation, acylation and product. Excess chemical agent should not
alkylation. Silylating reagents react with be interfere with the analysis and will be
compounds containing energetic H+; these simply removed.
reagents essentially the most fashioned style
used in GC. Acylating reagents react with (2) Derivatization typically may be an expedient
particularly polar sensible corporations once when developing a way. Introduction
comparable to amino acids or carbohydrates. of a reaction pre or post column will
Alkylating reagents focused active hydrogens on increase complexness, possibilities of error,
amines and acidic hydroxyl groups.2,8-11 and total analysis time.

Multiple derivatizing reagents may be vital role (3) Care ought to be taken that the reaction is
for components involving curious different quantitative and no further impurities are
functional groups such as androsterone. In these introduced into analysis.
multi-step derivatization dealings the use of (4) The reagent should produce more than 95 %
other types of chemical agents, for example complete derivatives.
hydrazone, oxime, methylation, and cyclic
derivatives, may be necessary.3 (5) It should no longer rationale any
rearrangements or structural changes of
Why derivatization? 16-21 compounds for the period of formation of
(1) To allow analysis of compounds in some the spinoff.
way amenable to analysis owing to, as an (6) It should not contribute to loss of the sample
example, inadequate volatility or stability. during the reaction.
(2) Improve chromatographical performance or (7) It should produce a derivative that will not

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interact with the GC column. have a stumpy volatile in nature due to the
massive intermolecular forces between polar
(8) Likewise, It should create a derivative that is groups within the latter case, masking the polar
stable with respect to time. groups through derivatization can yield dramatic
increases volatility. Derivatization may be
(9) The derivatising agent must be stable. accustomed to decrease volatility to permit
(10) The derivatising Agent and their analysis of terribly low relative molecular mass
products fashioned in the course of compounds, to attenuate losses in manipulation
derivatization should not be detectable or and to assist separate sample peaks from solvent
must be differentiate from analyte. peak. Some compounds, which might be
volatilized, bear partial thermal decomposition
(11) The analyte ought to reactive with within the GC. So, that they ought to be created
derivatising agent under convenient a more stable.34
Polar samples tend to adsorb on the active
(12) If possible, it should be non-toxic. surfaces of the column walls and also, the solid
support. Reduction of this surface assimilation
(13) The procedure should be adaptable to will be accomplished by derivatization.35
Derivatization will be accustomed to improve
What will derivatization accomplish?29-33 detectability of sample compounds for ECD. In
general, the halogenated components increase
The following outlined ambitions amongst affinity towards the electron affinity in the
others can even be completed with the aid of following order:-
utility of suitable derivatization procedures;
I > Br> Cl > F (Though they show very little
Raises volatility (i.e. Sugars): – eliminates the increase in volatility)
presence of polar OH, NH, & SH groups –
Derivatization goals on different functional Derivatization serves to intensify the variations
groups such as O,S, N and P (with hydrogens within the sample compounds to facilitate the
available) chromatographic separation.36-38
(1) Increases detectability, i.e. steroids/steroid
Types of derivatization technique
Derivatization reactions used for gas
(2) Enhances thermo-stability
chromatography (GC) fall into three normal
(3) Increases sensitivity for ECD (Electron reaction types namely; Alkylation of which the
Capture Detection). The introduction of general process is esterification, Acylation and
ECD detectable groups, like halogenated Silylation. By means of these, highly polar
acyl groups, permits detection of materials such as organic acids, amides,
antecedently undetectable compounds. polyhydroxy compounds, amino acids are
rendered suitable for GC analysis by making
(4) To scale back surface assimilation of polar them sufficiently volatile. These general
samples on active surfaces of column walls processes are discussed below. 39
and solid support.
i. Silylation: without delay volitizes
The important rationale for derivatising is to the sample. Most rife technique.40
report of volatility to otherwise non-volatizable
compounds. The low volatility could result from ii. Acylation: –unremarkably
the dimensions of the molecule and also, the accustomed to add fluorinated
resultant massive dispersion forces along the groups (ECD).47
molecule together. Smaller molecules could

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iii. Alkylation:– Used because the The convenience of reactivity of the useful staff
commencement to additional towards silylation follows[39]
derivatizations or as a way of
Alcohol > Phenol > Carboxyl > Amine > Amide
protection of certain active hydroxyl
iv. GC Chirylation59 The order of alcohols being:-

i . Silylation40:- Silylation is the most prevalent Primary > Secondary > Tertiary
derivatization method as Silylation produces
silyl derivatives which can be extra volatile, less
stable, and more thermally stable.. It will react
with water and alcohols first. It care have got to
be taken to certain that both sample and solvents
are dry. Solvents will have to be as pure as The silylation reaction is driven by a excellent
feasible. This may eliminate immoderate peaks. leaving group, it means a leaving group with a
Are trying using as little solvent as viable as this low basicity, a low basicity, capability to
will likely avoid a significant solvent height. stabilize a -ve charge in the transitional state,
Pyridine is the most commonly used solvent and little or no π back bonding between the
probably the most traditionally used solvent. leaving group and silicon atom. Care wishes to
Although pyridine may just produce top tailing, be taken not to inject silylating reagents up to
it is an acid scavanger and will drive the columns which have active hydrogens in the
response ahead. In lots of cases, the need for a stationary phase, when you consider that they're
solvent is exhibited with silylating agents. (If a going to be derivatised. Examples of columns
sample conveniently dissolves in the reagent, it not suitable with silylating reagents are
by and large is a sign that the derivatization is “CARBOWAX” and free fatty acid phases.
entire). Ease of reactivity of helpful corporations
closer to silylation. Many reagents require Table 1: Advantages and disadvantages of
heating (not in far more than 60 oC for roughly silylation.
10-15 minutes, to preclude breakdown). Advantages Disadvantages
Hindered products could require long run
Capacity to silylate Silylation Reagents are
heating [40].Silylation is the introduction of a
a large sort of moisture sensitive
silyl group into a molecule, frequently in
compounds and
substitution for active hydrogen akin to
giant quantity of
dimethylsilyl [SiH(CH3)2], t-butyldimethylsilyl
silylating reagents
[Si (CH3)2C(CH3)3] and chloromethyl-
to be had
dimethylsilyl [SiCH2Cl(CH3)2]. Silylation by the
way of nucleophilic attack (SN2). The easier the Comfortably all set Must use aprotic (no
leaving group, the simpler the siliylation protons available)
.Replacement of active hydrogen by a silyl organic solvents
group reduces the polarity of the compound and
reduces hydrogen bonding[41] . Many hydroxyl Silylating Reagents
and amino compounds regarded as nonvolatile
1. HMDS (Hexamethyldisilzane)
or not stable at 200-300°C have been
successfully analyzed in GC after silylation.42 It is susceptible donor, because it has symmetry.
The silylated derivatives are more stable, If used will assault most effective with ease
volatile thus, yielding narrow and symmetrical silylated hydroxyl groups. Generally, it has been
peaks.43 determined in combo with TMCS

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2. TMCS (Trimethylchlorosilane) analysis of risky hint substances where the

derivatives is also close the reagent or derivative
It susceptible donor, once more no longer in peak.
general used .most likely observed as a catalyst
to develop TMS donor competencies and bad 7. TMS-DEA (Trimethylsilyldiethylamine).:-This
derivative, HCl. Reagent is used for derivatizing amino acids and
carboxylic acids and pursuits hindered
3. TMSI (Trimethylsilylimidazole) compounds.
It has no longer a weak donor, but it is selective 8. MTBSTFA (N-methyl-N-t-butyldimethyl-
(is not going to target N compounds) and Reacts silyltrifluoroacetamide). :-It replaces the active
effortlessly with hydroxyls but now not with hydrogen with t-BDMS group and Reaction is
amines. It has considering it is selective, it'll slight and often whole upon dissolution. t-
target the hydroxyls in wet sugars. It will BDMS derivatives are extra resistant to
derivatize the acid websites of amino acids, and hydrolysis and can be up to 10,000 occasions
will leave the amino workforce free for extra steady than TMS derivatives It is most
fluorinated derivatization (ECD) suitable for GC/MS and easily it will target
sulfonic and phosphoric groups
4. BSA (Bistrimethylsilylacetamid)44
9. Halo-methylsilyl derivatization reagents
We can say that first, broadly used silylating (BMDMCS, and CMDMCS):- It can produce
reagent and also powerful silylating reagent:- both silylated and halogenated derivatives
acetamide is an efficient leaving team. It reacts (ECD)
below slight stipulations and produces quite
steady stable by-products. II. Acylation 47:- Derivatization by acylation is a
type of reaction in which an acyl group is
Drawbacks introduced to an organic compound. In the case
By-product, TMS-acetamide, will typically of a carboxylic acid, the reaction involves the
produce peaks that overlap these of different introduction of the acyl group and the loss of the
risky derivatives. BSA combos also oxidize to hydroxyl group. It is also a popular reaction for
form silicon dioxide, which is able to foul FID the production of volatile derivatives of highly
detectors polar and in volatile organic materials.48
Acylation reduces the polarity of amino,
5. BSTFA (Bistrimethylsilyltrifluoro- hydroxyl, and thiol groups and adds halogenated
acetamide)19,32,45 functionalities for ECD. In assessment to
silylating reagents, the acylating reagents goal
It has been developed by Gerhke in 1968 and it highly polar, multifunctional compounds,
reacts similiarly to BSA but the leaving crew is corresponding to carbohydrates and amino
trifluoroacetamide, so it acts rapid and more acids.49 Acyl derivatives are formed with acyl
totally than BSA. anhydrides, acyl halides,and activated acyl
amide reagents. The anhydrides and acyl halides
BSTFA is highly volatile, and produces by form acid by-products which must be eliminated
means of-products which can be extra risky than before GC evaluation. Activated amide reagents,
BSA. BSA by-products, thus there is little such as MBTFA, have the capabilities of now
interference with early eluting will not yielding acid by products. Fluorinated acyl
possibly act as its possess solvent and its groups, going from trifluoracetyl to
combustion product silicon trifluoride, does no heptafluorobutyryl, can be utilized to increase
longer foul detectors. retention instances. Acylation converts these
compounds with active hydrogens into esters,
6. MSTFA (N-methyl-trimethylsilyltrifluoro-
thioesters, and amides (e.g., -OH, -SH and -
acetamide)46 :-It is the most risky of the TMS
NH).The anhydrides and acyl halide reagents
acetamides and also, most priceless for the
kind acid by-products, which must be removed

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before GC analysis. Acylations are more Table 2: Advantages and disadvantages of

commonly applied in pyridine, tetrahydrofuran acylation.
or different solvent capable of accepting the acid
spinoff. In the presence of a carbonyl group next Advantage Disadvantages
to the halogenated carbons promotes the electron Addition of However, acylation
seize detector Acyl derivatives are likely to halogenated carbons derivatives can be
direct the fragmentation patterns of components accelerated difficult to prepare
in mass spectrometry applications, and so, It detectability by ECD especially because of
provide helpful information how on the structure Derivatives are interference of other
of these substances. Acylation also improves the hydrolytically stable reaction products (acid
stability of those compounds that are thermally elevated sensitivity by-products) which
labile by inserting protecting groups into the by adding molecular need to be removed
molecule. Acylation can render extremely polar weight Acylation can before GC separation.
materials such as sugars amenable to separation be utilized as a first Acylation reagents are
by GC and, consequently, are a useful step to set off moisture sensitive,
alternative or complimentary to the silylation carboxylic acids prior hazardous and odorous.
to esterfication
Equation shows an example of an acylation is (alkylation).
the reaction between acetic anhydride and an It improves analyte Acylation derivatives
alcohol. 50 stability by protecting will also be difficult to
unstable groups. organize.

It can provide Reaction products (acid

volatility on by-products) often need
Equation:-General reaction mechanism for the
substances such as to be removed before
formation of trialkylsilyl derivatives for
carbohydrates or evaluation.
trimethylchlorosilane, X = Cl
amino acids, which
Acylation Reagents 47 have many polar
groups that they are
1. Fluorinated Anhydrides:TFAA- nonvolatile and
Trifluoroacetoic Anhydride normally decompose
on heating.
i) PFPA (Pentafluoropropionic
Anhydride) In addition, acyl Compounds are
derivatives tend to detectable at very low
ii) HFBA (Heptafluorobutyric produce levels with an electron
Anhydride) fragmentation capture detector (ECD).
Most more often than not used reagents, as patterns of It assists in
derivatives are suitable for both Flame compounds in MS chromatographic
Ionization Detector (FID) and Electron Capture applications which separations which might
Detector (ECD) reacts with following group are clear to interpret not be possible with
such as alcohols, amines, and phenols to supply and provide useful compounds that are not
steady and particularly volatile derivatives. The information on the suitable for GC analysis
acid by product will have to be removed, structure of these
through a flow of nitrogen, earlier than injection materials. Acylation
unto column. Bases, such as triethylamine, will can be used as a first
also be brought as an acid receptor and promote step to activate
reactivity.51 It potential to regulate retention carboxylic acids prior
occasions for ECD.52 to esterfication.

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2. Fluoracylimidazoles It is typically converted organic acids into esters.

However, acidity of the active hydrogen
i) TFAI (Trifluoroacetylimidazole) decreases, the strength of the alkylating reagent
ii) PFPI (Pentafluoropropanyl- ought to be improved. The harsher response
stipulations or reagents, the extra confined the
selectivity and applicability of this approach.
iii) HFBI (Heptafluorobutyrylimidazole) Alkyl esters have high quality stability and can
be isolated and saved for lengthy intervals of
It has more commonly a better choice for time. A catalyst which regularly an inorganic
making ECD derivatives and easily react acid such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) or thionyl
underneath slight conditions and theirvia chloride [48] is recommended for example, in the
products, the imidazole, couldn't be acidic so it'll trans-esterification of fats or oils.56
no longer harm column .Reagents are highly
sensitive to water- will react violently to it. A two step approach is especially used in
Works exceptional with amines and hydroxy derivatization of amino acids, where a couple of
compounds. 53 functional groups on these compounds could
need protection throughout derivatization.
3. MBTFA (N-Methyl-bis(trifluoroacetamide)) Equation 1 below reaction shows representing
It reacts with important and secondary amines, the esterification process.
slowly with hydroxyl agencies and thiols
stipulations are mild and the products are
slightly inert and are non acidic.[15,21]
Equation 1: General reaction for esterification
4. PFBCI (Pentafluorobenzoyl Chloride) process: X - = halogen or R = alkyl group, H =
another alkyl group R.
Phenols most receptive site which is used for
generate derivatives of alcohols (-OH ) and Advantages and Disadvantages of Alkylation.
secondary (2o) amines and it will easily react
with this components.[47] Advantages Disadvantages
5. PFPOH (Pentafluoropropanol) Wide range of Restrained to amines
alkylation reagents to and acidic hydroxyls
amalgamation with PFPA It is used to most
be had
likely in applications with polyfunctional
Reaction conditions Response conditions are
bioorganic compounds.47
can fluctuate from most often severe
III. Alkylation 54 strongly acidic to
strongly basic
It reduces molecular polarity via changing active Some reactions can Reagents are mainly
hydrogens with an alkyl group. That to be used be performed in toxic
to change chemical components with acidic aqueous solutions and
hydrogens(H+), equivalent to carboxylic acids (- Alkylation derivatives
COOH) and phenols. These reagents make are most commonly
ethers, esters, alkyl amines and amides. steady
Reagents involving fluorinated benzoyl groups
Alkylating Reagents
can be used for ECD. An essential reaction
working for preparation of derivatives is Alkyl esters have pleasant stability and can also
nucleophilic displacement. Alkylation can be be isolated and saved for long periods of time. A
used alone to form esters, ethers and amides- or twostep method is normally used in
they can be used together with acylation or derivatization of amino acids, where multiple
silylation and sulfonamides.44 functional groups on these components may be
required to protection throughout derivatization.

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1. DMF (dialkylacetals) needs exact concern of their evaluation and

separation tactics. Scientists and different
These reagents work rapidly, derivatizing upon regulatory authorities are within the insist of
dissolution. fitting for flash alkylation, where; data on valuable concentrations and adverse
this occurs within the injection port. The unique effect of the chiral pollution, and consequently,
alkyl homologous and it permits formation of a chiral derivatization is fitting an most important,
different variety of esters and thioesters. pressing and disturbing area. Nonetheless the
volatility and polarity of the whatever prepared derivatization tactics are tedious and time
sample can be adjusted, thereby; it altering consuming as a result of the exclusive reaction
retention time. they are going to react with water premiums of the character enantiomers [29].
to present the corresponding alcohol. Traces of
water is not going to affect the reaction as long Regularly, there are two ways of setting apart
as you have an way over acid. enantiomers with the aid of chromatography:

2. TBH (tetrabutylammonium hydroxide) i. Separation can be based on an optically

active solid phase.
It Forms butyl ester, that allows you to enable
longer retention times Used most quite often for ii. Coaching of diastereomeric derivatives that
low molecular weight acids.[51] would be separated on a nonchiral stationary
3. BF3 (Boron trifluoride) in methanol or
butanol There are two approaches of isolating
Convenient and low-cost system for forming enantiomers by using chromatography6
esters.[57] 1. Separation on an optically lively stationary
section GC Derivatization
4. PFBBr (Pentafluorobenzyl bromide)
Esterifies phenols, thiols, and carboxylic 2. Instruction of diastereomeric derivatives that
acids.[58] will be differentiate on a non-chiral
supporting phase. If an optically pure
IV.GC Chiral Derivatization [59] reagent is used to organize diastereomeric
derivatives, then only two derivatives are
Chiral derivatization entails reaction of a pure fashioned. The enantiomeric ratio is
enatiomeric molecule.Chiral Derivatizing Agent reflected within the relative height sizes.
(CDA) to make two diastereomeric derivatives
which will be separated on this case making use Reagents for optical purity
of GC. A solution where; both enantiomers of a
compound are reward in equal quantities is 1. TPC (N-trifluoroacetyl-L-prolyl
referred to as a racemic combination. chloride) :- it is used for optically
Diastereomers are stereoisomers (they've two or active amines, most certainly
extra stereo facilities) that aren't associated as amphetamines
object and reflect images and are hence, now not
enantiomers. In different word, not like 2. MCF ((-) menthylchloroformate) :-it is
enatiomers which are reflect portraits of each used for optically lively alcohols
different and non-sumperimposable, Solvents for GC59
diastereomers aren't reflect images of every
other and non-superimposable. Diastereomers GC volatility enhancement is a primary
can have one of a kind bodily properties and consideration in derivatization for MS
reactivity. [60] evaluation. It also used to lower the contribution
of catalytic decomposition to the mass spectrum
Any molecule having uneven carbon is called as and willingly stabilize ions formed in the mass
chiral molecule. Chirality of analyte particles spectrometer to want structurally informative

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fragmentation modes. The analysis of the functional staff of the

analyte, the GC detector and by way functional
group of the reaction among others issues will
guide the choice of derivatization approach. For
illustration, insertion of perfluoroacyl companies
into a molecule enhances its detectability via
electron seize. The presence of a carbonyl group
adjoining to halogenated carbons in an analyte
enhances the ECD outcomes on. For MSD, acyl
derivatives are likely to direct the fragmentation
patterns of compounds and as a result, providing
useful information on the constitution of
molecules. For acid analytes, the major
Figure 1: GC Derivatization and MS replacement esterification for derivatization.
evaluation.62 Most of Acids are controllable reactive
components and additionally further polar to be
separated good by way of gas chromatography.
The underivatized acids will are inclined to tail
for the reason that of the adsorption and non-
distinct interaction with the column.
Esterification which is used to derivatize
carboxylic acids (-COOH) and extraordinary
acidic intelligent components. The response
entails the condensation of the carboxyl crew of
an acid and the hydroxyl crew of an alcohol,
with the disposing of water. Therefore, the
polarity of the molecule is diminished. In which
reward a hindrance in fuel chromatographic
separation (hydroxyl, carboxylic acid, amine,
thiol, and phosphate) will also be derivatized via
silylation reagents. The derivatives of the
silylation reactions are frequently much less
polar, more dicy and further thermally steady.
Figure 2: Solvents for GC.59 The introduction of a silyl group can also serve
to develop mass spectrometric properties of
derivatives, with the support of producing either
Conclusions extra favorable diagnostic fragmentation
patterns of use in constitution identifiers or
Derivatizing compounds for GC as a rule is attribute ions that can be used in trace analyses
important to acquire reproducible in different related approaches. In view that the
chromatographic final result. It produce valuable compound form,
inaccurate and unreliable outcome. An excellent dimethylformamidedialkylacetals (DMF-DEA)
chosen derivatization method, established on the or analogous form of reagents should be
chemical composition of the target compounds, encouraged for sterically hindered aldehyde
can broadly toughen your chemical separations. compound, amines derivative compound ,
The alternative of the derivatization procedure carboxylic acids, and phenolic compound .
for analysis of compounds depends on the on Shorter chain chemical marketers like DMF-
hand reagent & response forms in order to DEA will generate more unstable derivatives
produce derivatives that provide fascinating than longer chain reagents. On this view,
outcome in GC. The derivatives must be perfluoroacylimidazole is a greater alternative
suitable, detectable and robust for GC analysis. rather than perfluoroacid anhydrides.

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Funding: No funding sources pentafluorobenzyl derivatives: gas
Conflict of interest: None declared Chromatography/Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry
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