TITLE

A catalytic adsorptive stripping voltammetric procedure for trace determination of Cr(VI) in natural samples containing high concentrations of humic substances

AUTHOR(S)
Grabarczyk, Malgorzata
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Feb2008, Vol. 390 Issue 3, p979
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A simple and fast catalytic adsorptive stripping voltammetric procedure for trace determination of Cr(VI) in natural samples containing high concentrations of humic substances has been developed. The procedure for chromium determination in the presence of DTPA and nitrates was employed as the initial method. In order to enhance the selectivity vs. Cr(III) the measurements were performed at 40°C. Interference from dissolved organic matter such as humic and fulvic acids was drastically decreased by adding Amberlite XAD-7 resin to the voltammetric cell before the deaeration step. The whole procedure was applied to a single cell, which allowed monitoring of the voltammetric scan. Optimum conditions for removing humic and fulvic acids due to their adsorption on XAD-7 resin were evaluated. The use of XAD-7 resin also minimize interferences from various cationic, anionic, and nonionic surfactants. The calibration graph for Cr(VI) for an accumulation time of 30 s was linear in the range 5 × 10−10 to 5 × 10−8 mol L−1. The relative standard deviation for determination of Cr(VI) at a concentration of 1 × 10−8 mol L−1 was 3.5% ( n = 5). The detection limit estimated from 3 times the standard deviation for low Cr(VI) concentrations and an accumulation time of 30 s was about 1.3 × 10−10 mol L−1. The proposed method was successfully applied to Cr(VI) determination at trace levels in soil samples.
ACCESSION #
28404804

 

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