Application of hydride generation to the determination of trace concentrations of arsenic by capacitively coupled microwave plasma

Dennis M. Hueber, Wellington R.L. Masamba, Bill M. Spencer, James D. Winefordner

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Studies are presented describing an application of the NaBH4 reduction of soluble arsenite to form arsine for ultra-trace level arsenic determination by capacitively coupled microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry. The arsine was condensed in a liquid nitrogen cooled trap, and introduced into the plasma after the elimination of reaction by-products that would reduce the excitation efficiency of the plasma. Use of a photodiode array detector provided a means of background correction. The procedure resulted in a limit of detection of 110 pg and linear dynamic range of 104 for arsenic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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