Characterization of polyimide sorbents by using tracer pulse chromatography
A modification of tracer pulse chromatography was used to rapidly evaluate four novel polyimide sorbents for use in air sampling. This technique utilized probe molecules with differenet functional groups to evaluate the surface retention characteristics when the sorbents were highly loaded by these chemicals and humidity. The evaluation of sorbents indicated the polymer subunits of each must have multiple sorption sites which is consistent with their chemical makeup. Some comparisons between the polyimides and Tenax-GC were made
Cooper, S., & Pellizzari, E. (1990). Characterization of polyimide sorbents by using tracer pulse chromatography. Journal of Chromatography, 498(1), 41-53.