Solvent for NPD

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I am planning to use GC with NPD for phosphorus containing compound. Which solvents are recommended to dissolve compounds? Can they contain "O", "Cl", "N"?

Don't recommend CL. Do recommend turning off power for solvent elution. Really recommend you get a hold of Paul Patterson at DET (det-gc dot com)

The GURU of that detector.

Best regards,

Definitely don't want a nitrogen containing solvent like pyridine since the detector is sensitive to nitrogen, that would give a massive solvent peak.

I know hexane and MTBE are used when doing NP pesticides by the EPA methods though.
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