Cavity ring-down spectroscopy for detection in liquid chromatography: Extension to tunable sources and ultraviolet wavelengths

L. van der Sneppen, A.E. Wiskerke, F. Ariese, C. Gooijer, W.M.G. Ubachs

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Abstract

In earlier studies, it was demonstrated that the sensitivity of absorbance detection in liquid chromatography (LC) can be improved significantly by using cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS). Thus far, CRDS experiments have been performed using visible laser light at fixed standard wavelengths, such as 532 nm. However, since by far most compounds of analytical interest absorb in the ultraviolet (UV), it is of utmost importance to develop UV-CRDS. In this study, as a first step towards the deep-UV region, LC separations with CRDS detection (using a previously described liquid-only cavity flow cell) at 457 and 355 nm are reported for standard mixtures of dyes and nitro-polyaromatic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAHs), respectively. For the measurements in the blue range a home-built optical parametric oscillator (OPO) system, tunable between 425 and 478 nm, was used, achieving a baseline noise of 2.7 × 10
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-935
JournalApplied Spectroscopy
Volume60
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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