Project Director

Lynch, John

Department Examiner

Mebane, Robert; Whitson, Kristin

Department

Dept. of Chemistry

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have been scrutinized by the Food and Drug Administration and other public health organizations for issues related to quality control and efficacy. Erratic nicotine delivery and numerous toxic compounds in refill solutions have been reported. The ultimate goal of this research is to add to the growing amount of knowledge regarding e-cigarette ingredient content, safety, and quality. Standards of the tobacco alkaloids nicotine, anabasine, cotinine, and myosmine were prepared and quantified using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Various elution schemes were tested and adjusted for optimal analyte resolution, and a final elution scheme was developed to characterize e-cigarette alkaloids.

Degree

B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Date

5-2014

Subject

Electronic cigarettes

Keyword

Cigarettes; Electronic cigarettes; E-cigarettes; Alkaloids; HPLC; Nicotine; Smoking; elution

Discipline

Chemicals and Drugs | Chemistry

Document Type

Theses

Extent

64 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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