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On-column ion-exchange preconcentration of inorganic anions in open tubular capillary electrochromatography with elution using transient-isotachophoretic gradients. 3. Implementation and method development
Breadmore, MC and Palmer, AS and Curran, M and Macka, M and Avdalovic, N and Haddad, PR (2002) On-column ion-exchange preconcentration of inorganic anions in open tubular capillary electrochromatography with elution using transient-isotachophoretic gradients. 3. Implementation and method development. Analytical Chemistry, 74 (9). pp. 2112-2118. ISSN 0003-2700
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A solid-phase extraction method based on an ion-exchange retention mechanism has been used for in-line preconcentration of inorganic anions prior to their separation by capillary electrophoresis (CE). A single capillary containing a preconcentration and a separation zone has been used in a commercial CE instrument without instrumental modification. Analyte anions were retained on a preconcentration zone comprising an adsorbed layer of cationic latex particles, while separation was achieved in a separation zone comprising fused silica modified by adsorption of a cationic polymer. Elution of the adsorbed analytes was achieved using an eluotropic gradient formed by a transient isotachophoretic boundary between a fluoride electrolyte and a naphthalenedisulfonate electrolyte. Optimization of the electrolyte concentrations, sample injection times, and back-flushing times allowed the successful separation of sub-ppb levels of inorganic anions using a 100-min injection at 2 bar pressure, introducing over 40 capillary volumes of sample. A method based on a 10-min injection allowed a 100-fold increase in sensitivity over conventional hydrodynamic injection for Br-, I-, NO3-, CrO42-, and MoO42- with a total analysis time of 25 min. Detection limits were dependent on the injection time but were in the range 2.2-11.6 ppb for a 10-min injection time. This approach was used to determine NO3- in Antarctic ice cores where the analysis could be performed using a sample volume 100 times less than that used for ion chromatography.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Analytical Chemistry|
|Page Range:||pp. 2112-2118|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1021/ac011217u|
|Additional Information:||Copyright 2002 American Chemical Society|
|Date Deposited:||23 Apr 2008 12:20|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:39|
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