Triethylamine in aqueous 1,3,5-trioxane solution with direct conductivity detection


1,3,5-trioxane is a heterocyclic compound formed by trimerization of formaldehyde. Trioxane is used for the production of polyformaldehyde plastics such as poly(oxymethylene) (POM) and solid fuels. Aqueous 1,3,5-trioxane solutions frequently contain trace triethylamine that requires quantification. This is performed on the Metrosep C 3 - 250/4.0 column with subsequent direct conductivity detection.