Synchronous Spectroscopy for Analysis of Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds


Journal Article

The technique of synchronous excitation is used to enhance the selectivity of luminescence spectrometry. The applicability of this simple methodology to the monitoring of trace organic pollutants such as the polynuclear aromatic compounds (PNA) originating from coal conversion processes is emphasized. Two specific examples are presented: the characterization of naphthalene derivatives in Synthane gasifier wastewater by synchronous fluorimetry, and multicomponent analysis of several PNA by synchronous room-temperature phosphorescence. © 1978, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vo-Dinh, T; Gammage, RB; Hawthorne, AR; Thorngate, JH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1297 - 1302

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/es60147a010

Citation Source

  • Scopus