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Document ID (ISN)67927
CIS number 96-2196
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Scobbie E., Groves J.A.
Title An investigation of the composition of the vapour evolved from aqueous glutaraldehyde solutions
Bibliographic information Feb. 1995, Vol.39, No.1, p.63-78. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The composition of the vapour evolved from aqueous glutaraldehyde solutions has been studied using gas chromatography, Fourier transform infra-red spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography. This included a study of commercial sterilizing products at concentrations of about 2% glutaraldehyde, both with and without added activator. The main component evolved is monomeric glutaraldehyde with smaller amounts of methanol and butyraldehyde. An investigation of the atmosphere above an activated sterilizing solution suggests that concentrations of up to 2ppm glutaraldehyde can be formed.
Descriptors (primary) glutaraldehyde; gases; chemical analysis; determination in air; solutions
Descriptors (secondary) infrared spectrophotometry; high-pressure liquid chromatography; methanol; butyraldehyde
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes