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Table 2 Bidi smoke compounds identified by GC–MS analysis of petroleum ether and methanol extracts of Asset-32 sorbent tubes

From: Analysis of chemical constituents in mainstream bidi smoke

Petroleum ether Methanol
Compound Retention time (min) Compound Retention time (min)
4-Methyloctane 5.13 2-Methylpyridine 4.87
1,2-Dimethylbenzene 5.26 2-Furanmethanol 5.54
Styrene 5.83 3-Methylpyridine 5.62
Dodecane 9.84 2-Methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 6.46
4-Methylundecane 10.97 Phenol 8.29
Tetradecane 12.71 Limonene 9.06
Hexadecane 14.28 2-Methylphenol 9.89
Octadecane 17.63 2-Methoxyphenol 10.30
1-Docosene 24.67 4-Methylphenol 10.35
Heptacosane 28.44 Cotinine 21.03