Nicotine content in tobacco – Cost-efficient method using non-aqueous titration

Nicotine is a nitrogenous alkaloid that is hazardous to health and is characterized by a very high potential for addiction. The nicotine content in tobacco products must be determined and specified precisely. This Application Note exhibits an easy and straightforward method for nicotine determination in tobacco by non-aqueous titration.

Results determined by GC and IC are given as a comparison. In comparison to chromatographic methods, titration is an «absolute method», meaning it is not necessary to calibrate the system prior to the analyses.