Is the ramp rate of 60°C/sec fast enough to perform pyrolysis?

For pyrolysis high temperatures are needed, for good peak shapes a  fast ramp rate is needed. A ramp rate of 60°C/sec will give nice peak shapes  that easily can be detected by GC/MS.


There are enough pyrolysis publications done with OPTIC:

On-line SEC-Py-GC-MS for the Automated Comprehensive Characterization of Copolymers (coupling matters)
Erwin R. Kaal, Mitsuhiro Kurano, Margit Geißer, Peter schoenmakers and Hans-Gerd Janssen.   LC·GC Europe September 2007, 444-452 (coupling matters).
Hyphenation of aqueous liquid chromatography to pyrolysis-gas chromatography and mass spectrometry for the comprehensive characterization of water-soluble polymers.
Erwin R. Kaal, Mitsuhiro Kurano, Margit Geißler, Hans-Gerd Janssen. Journal of Chromatography A, Volume 1186, Issues 1-2, 4 April 2008, Pages 222-227.
Extending the molecular application range of gas chromatography
Erwin Kaal, Hans-Gerd Janssen   Journal of Chromatography A, 1184 (2008) 43-60.
Two-dimensional Characterization of (Bio-)macromolecules using LC-Py-GC-MS
Erwin R. Kaal, Hans-Gerd Janssen.    GIT Spezial . Separation 1/2008. page 20-22.
Fully automated system for the gas chromatographic characterization of polar biopolymers based on thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation
Erwin Kaal, Sjaak de Koning, Stella Brudin, Hans-Gerd Janssen    Journal of Chromatography A, 1201 (2008) 169-175.
A fast method for the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum and cultures based on thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
Erwin Kaal, Arend H.J. Kolk, Sjoukje Kuijper, Hans-Gerd Janssen.    Journal of Chromatography A, 1216 (2009) 6319-6325
Evaluation of comprehensive on-line liquid chromatography thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for characterization of sulfonated lignins.
Brudin S, Kaal E, Janssen HG, Schoenmakers P.    J Sep Sci. 2010 Nov;33(22):3604-11.
An automated method for the analysis of phenolic acids in plasma based on ion-pairing micro-extraction coupled on-line to gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with in-liner derivatisation 
Sonja Peters, Erwin Kaal, Iwan Horsting, Hans-Gerd Janssen    doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2011.10.055
Pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for studying N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate copolymers and their dissolution behaviour 
Aleksandra Chojnacka, Abdul Ghaffar, Andrew Feilden, Kevin Treacher, Hans-Gerd Janssen, Peter Schoenmakers   
Quantitative pyrolysis - gas chromatography - mass spectrometry to study polymer dissolution and solubility 
Aleksandra Chojnacka     Thesis book ISBN: 978-94-6295-169-3

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