i'm collecting alcohol emissions in water and sorbent tubes and would like to analyze them using HPLC. i'm having a hard time finding a method for derivatization of alcohols using benzoyl chloride. i know that the reaction needs to take place in an alkaline solution and that's about it.
anyways, has anyone done this? if so, do you have a procedure? if you haven't done this and have any input it would be greatly appreciated.