Cellulose – Hemicelluloses – Lignin – Wood Extractives
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Quantitative 1H NMR analysis of alkaline polysulfide solutions
A novel analytical protocol for the absolute determination of the various polysulfide species present in alkaline aqueous media was developed. The method is comprised of alkylating polysulfide ions with dimethyl sulfate, followed by quantitative proton NMR spectroscopy using 1,3,5-tributyl benzene as the internal standard. In order to arrive at a quantitative acquisition protocol, a number of variables were examined in detail for their effect on the alkylation reaction, including the presence of oxygen, the amount of dimethyl sulfate and sodium hydroxide, and the various modes of adding the alkylating reagent to the reaction mixture. Most of these variables were found to play a role in determining the quantitative reliability of the procedure. Consequently, a method is described that can be used for the efficient and reliable quantitative detection of polysulfide ions. The protocol developed could be particularly useful in promoting our understanding of the intricate and delicate chemistry of polysulfide equilibria in aqueous alkaline media.
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