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Simultaneous Analysis of Carbonic ion and Seven Common Anions (SI-90 4E)

Carbonate ion is contained in almost all aqueous samples and plays an important role for the ion balance. Therefore, simultaneous analysis of seven common anions (F,Cl, NO2, Br, NO3,HPO42-, SO42-) together with carbonate ion can be considered as an important target for development. Previously there have been examples of analysis including a suppressed IC method using NaOH eluent and a non-suppressed IC method using, a polymethacrylate column, but they were not satisfactory enough in peak shape, peak separation and detection sensitivity. The present method uses IC SI-90 4E and allows the baseline separation of seven common anions together with carbonate ion by non-suppressed IC using the eluent, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, pH 8.2.

(Pretreatment with the cartridges packing Na+ type cation exchange resin)
1. Rinse the cartridge with 3mL of methanol and 3mL of H2O separately.
2. Load 3mL of the sample onto the cartridge.
3. Waste 1mL of the first elution.
4. Collect 2mL of following elution.

Sample : 100μL each

Anion standards
1. F 2mg/L
2. HCO3 20mg/L
3. Cl 3mg/L
4. NO2 5mg/L
5. Br 10mg/L
6. NO3 10mg/L
7. HPO42- 15mg/L
8. SO42- 15mg/L
River water
2. HCO3
3. Cl
4. NO2
5. Br
6. NO3
7. HPO42-
8. SO42-
Column       : Shodex IC SI-90 4E (4.0mmI.D. x 250mm)
Eluent       : 5mM p-Hydroxybenzoic acid + 5.3mM N,N-Diethylethanolamine aq.
Flow rate    : 1.5mL/min
Detector     : Non-suppressed conductivity
Column temp. : 25°C