Determination of Lactic Acid in Tobacco by GC/MS
YANG HONGTechnology Center of Shijiazhuang Cigarette Factory, Shijiazhuang 050051,China
A method for determining lactic acid in tobacco by GC/MS was established with an Innowax capillary (column) (30m×0.25mm i.d.×0.25μm d.f.) and selective ion mode, using TMHS as a methyl esterification reagent and n_pentanol as an internal standard.The linear range of this method was from 9.144×10~(-3)mg/mL to 121.92×10~(-3)mg/mL lactic acid (r=0.9986).The average recovery of lactic acid was 98.09% and the RSD of this method was 1.83%. The contents of lactic acid in some tobacco leaves and tobacco products were determined with this method.