HELP *urgent* Separation of tar/nicotine from cigarettes

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By Kara on Saturday, January 22, 2000 - 07:55 pm:

I am in need of assistance on methods of separating tar and nicotine from cigarettes that still enable measurement of the materials. Preferably, I would like to stay away from the old "mechanical lung" method that has been widely adopted. If you have information that might be useful, please e-mail me at{Meerclar7@aol.com,Meerclar7@aol.com}{Meerclar7@aol.com,Meerclar7@aol.com}}.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By Anonymous on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 09:15 pm:

I'm not sure if I understand the question. Are you looking for a way to get the tar and nicotine from the cigarette (and/or smoke), or are you looking for a way to analyze for either/both once you have them?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By Kara on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 08:48 pm:

I have learned from further research that nicotine can be separated from the tobacco mixture using methanol or silicotungstic acid. If anyone knows how to go about measuring and/or separating the substance using either of these agents, that's what I'm looking for.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message  By Anonymous on Monday, January 31, 2000 - 05:09 am:

There are many references in the literature on the analysis of nicotine in urine and/or plasma by HPLC. You should be able to adapt one of these procedures without too much trouble.


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