Liquid chromatographic method for the determination of benzo[a]pyrene in filter tar of Turkish cigarettes

Aygün F., Demirci A., Özcimder M.

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.44, no.6, pp.1488-1490, 1996 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/jf940716b
  • Journal Name: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1488-1490
  • Keywords: Benzo[a]pyrene, Cigarette, High-pressure liquid chromatography
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


An extraction method for benzo[a]pyrene determination in filter tar has been tried. Various Turkish cigarette filter tars were extracted using different solvents. The benzo[a]pyrene identification and quantification were carried out by means of high-pressure liquid chromatography. By the proposed method a recovery of 50% has been reached. Analysis of various Turkish cigarette filter tars showed that an average 78 ng/cigarette of benzo[a]pyrene is present.