Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 1808-1818

Analysis of hydroformylation products of higher n-alkenes by capillary gas chromatography

Ján Krupčík and Dušan Repka

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Slovak Institute of Chemical Technology, 812 37 Bratislava


A mixture of alcohols obtained by hydroformylation of C10-C13 n-alkenes was analyzed by capillary gas chromatography using Carbowax 20M stationary phase, and acetates prepared from the alcohols were analyzed on capillary columns using Carbowax 20M and Apiezon L stationary phases. The capillary gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry treatment gave evidence that all of the 24 alcohols that could form by the hydroformylation reaction mechanism were present.