Determination of radiolysis products in Tri-Octyl Amine by high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer

HPLC-MS에 의한 Tri-Octyl Amine(TOA)의 방사선 분해산물 정량

  • Received : 2005.02.26
  • Accepted : 2005.04.13
  • Published : 2005.06.25


Tri-octyl amine (TOA) is used in solvent extraction process for radioactive waste. This compound may be degraded to di-octyl amine (DOA), mono-octyl amine (MOA) by radioactive materials. Amount of TOA, DOA and MOA in TOA must be monitored because they production of these compounds means degradation of which leads to a decrease in the extraction yield. Retention behavior for TOA, DOA and MOA are studied with Phenomenex LUNA-$C_{18}$ ($4.6mm{\times}25cm$) analytical column and $CH_3OH:H_2O$ (50 mmol $CH_3COONH_4$) eluent by liquid chromatography. Optimum condition for these compounds is $CH_3OH:H_2O$ (50 mmol $CH_3COONH_4$) = 85 : 15 ratio. TOA, DOA and MOA compounds is well separated within 20 minute. Dynamic range is $30{\sim}160{\mu}g/mL$ for TOA, $5{\sim}100{\mu}g/mL$ for DOA and $0.1{\sim}5{\mu}g/mL$ for MOA, respectively. The detection limit are $0.1{\mu}g/mL$ for TOA, $1{\mu}g/mL$ for DOA (in SCAN mode) and $0.1{\mu}g/mL$ for MOA (in SIM mode) in this system with $20{\mu}L$ sample loop.


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