Recommended Methods current

No. 20 - Determination of Alkaloids in Manufactured Tobacco

(CRM developed into ISO 2881)

Sept. 1968

This CORESTA Recommended Method (CRM) is applicable to manufactured tobacco and tobacco products. The ground tobacco sample is submitted to steam distillation under strongly alkaline conditions, the total alkaloid content of the distillate measured spectrophotometrically and calculated as nicotine.