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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 3 Issue 3(1998), S1430-4171(98)03204-9

Qualitative Analysis of Herbs by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). An Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Exercise

Jeremy Tipton, Ticia Barnicki, and Eugene T. Smith*

Department of Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fl 32901-6988

Published online: 1 June 1998

Abstract. A laboratory exercise to be used in an undergraduate instrumental methods course is presented for the qualitative analysis of interesting real-world herbal extracts. The objective of this experiment is to familiarize students with a modern experimental method gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; GS/MS; herbs; natural products; qualitative analysis

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Appendix. Suggested questions are provided here (9 KB) 10.1007/s0089798204b

Issue date: June 1, 1998

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