Application of Retention Indices for Identifying Tar Compounds

S. Osipovs & A. Viksna
The articles focuses on a technique of identifying unknown compounds, i.e. use of a relative retention time. Our research concerns Kovats and Lee retention indices for the 54 tar components identified in the syngas. The calculated Kovats retention indices were compared with the literature data obtained in capillary columns with three different stationary phases. The Kovats retention indices obtained using polar stationary phases considerably differ from those obtained using non­polar ones. But in our research...