Chloride as an indicator of residual solvent presence in cellulose ester-based foil

Cellulose ester foils are produced using chlorinated solvents. The residual amount of the solvent used in production evaporates within a few days in ambient conditions. The residual solvent is determined by combustion IC, through the conversion of organically bound chlorine to chloride by pyrohydrolysis. The final product needs to be free of all chlorinated solvents. Therefore, critical contents of such compounds can be detected in quality control analysis. Application of MiPT in this study has enabled an automated and precise calibration out of a single standard.