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Organic Sulphurous volatiles

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Tue Jul 25 02:56:34 EST 1995

Sticky sulphur,
I don't know what your sulphurous compound(s) might be but two things 
are worth knowing. (1) We are pretty fantastic at detecting tiny 
quantities of S organics by smell - the amounts might be very small. (2) 
experience with GC many years ago taught us that S organics are mighty 
sticky and can take a long, long time to come off a GC column. Make sure 
you are really friends with the owner of the GC - we were only trying 
simple things like dimethylsuphide but they were a pain.
Peter Harris,Reading,UK.

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