Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2015-2020

The determination of acetone using mass spectrometry after acid hydrolysis of polymer acetals

Slavko Hudečeka, Jaroslava Otoupalováa, Miroslav Ryskab, Jan Světlíka and Pavel Čefelína

a Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 162 06 Prague 6
b Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


A mass spectrometric method for the determination of acetone in the presence of polymers has been suggested. Perdeuterated acetone was used as the internal standard. The method was employed in a quantitative determination of (2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane-4-yl) methyl methacrylate units in copolymers with methyl methacrylate and in the determination of copolymerization parameters.