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Offline patg

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ICP analysis of halogens
« on: October 05, 2009, 10:45:43 AM »
can someone explain to me why halogenes cannot be analyzed by the ICP (OES or MS)?

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Re: ICP analysis of halogens
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 02:03:54 PM »
They can be analyzed by ICPMS as they were in this study:

You need to use good equipment to accomplish this, because typical mass spectrometers deflect positively charged cations towards the detector, and it is more difficult to produce a Br+ ion for instance than it would be to produce a cation of a metal atom like say Ba2+. It can be done, but the population of Br+ ions that are produced would be small and difficult to measure.

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Re: ICP analysis of halogens
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 07:04:42 AM »
Halogens can be analyzed by ICP-OES as well. But of course all ICPs cannot do this. Just google with key word "analysis of chlorine by icp". In the results you will get an application note from Horiba scientific and you can down load the PDF. This will clear your doubt. Now regarding why is it difficult to analyze halogens? It is because the wavelengths for halogens are all falling well below 200 nm. i.e in the low UV region. But the difficulty is that atmospheric oxygen will start absorbing below 200 nm. This will complicate the situation. Another problem is that because of the high ionization potentials of halogens they are less ionized when compared with metals.

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