2014 Collaborative Study Comparing CRM35 for the Determination of Total Alkaloids (as Nicotine) in Tobacco by Continuous Flow Analysis to a New Method with Safer Chemistry
RAC Technical Report
To produce a safer method to test total alkaloids in tobacco (as nicotine) the CORESTA Routine Analytical Chemistry (RAC) Sub-Group undertook a collaborative study in 2014 of two methods for the determination of total alkaloids in tobacco by segmented continuous-flow analysis. The two methods were CORESTA Recommended Method No. 35 (CRM35) and a new method (NCM) proposed by the China National Tobacco Quality Supervision and Test Center (CTQTC).
CRM 35 - Determination of Total Alkaloids (as Nicotine) in Tobacco by Continuous Flow Analysis (Aug. 2010)