Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
QUINAIA, Sueli Pércio y ROLLEMBERG, Maria do Carmo Ezequiel. Selective reduction of arsenic species by hydride generation: atomic absorption spectrometry part 1 - reduction media. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 1997, vol.8, n.4, pp. 349-356. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50531997000400006.
Hydride generation - atomic absorption spectrometry, using sodium tetrahydroborate(III) as a reductant, was used to form arsines selectively from inorganic arsenic(III) and arsenic(V), and dimethylarsinic acid (DMA). The selected reaction media allowed the rapid determination of arsenic(III) alone (citrate buffer 0.4 mol/L, pH 4.4), arsenic(III) + arsenic(V) (HCl 6 mol/L, after pre-reduction with potassium iodide) and arsenic(III) + DMA (acetic acid 0.12 mol/L). Total arsenic could be measured in HCl 6 mol/L, after arsenic(V) and DMA pre-reduction with a potassium iodide and stannous chloride mixture. Interference effects produced by heavy metal ions were also evaluated.
Palabras llave : arsenic speciation; hydride generation; selective reduction; atomic absorption spectrometry.