Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
TAFLIK, Ticiane et al. Determination of bromine, fluorine and iodine in mineral supplements using pyrohydrolysis for sample preparation. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.3, pp. 488-495. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532012000300016.
Pyrohydrolysis was employed for mineral supplements decomposition prior to F, Br and I determination. Fluoride determination was carried out by potentiometry using a fluoride-ion selective electrode, whereas Br and I were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The main parameters that influence on pyrohydrolysis were investigated. After evaluation, the following conditions were established: reactor temperature of 1000 ºC during 10 min; sample plus accelerator mass ratio of 1 + 5 and carrier gas (air) flow rate of 200 mL min-1. The accuracy of the proposed method was evaluated by analyte recovery tests and analysis of certified reference materials of phosphate rock and soil. Commercial mineral supplement samples were analyzed. The limits of quantification were 16, 0.3 and 0.07 µg g-1 for F, Br and I, respectively. By using a relatively simple and low cost pyrohydrolysis system up to 5 samples can be processed per hour. The developed sample preparation procedure can be routinely employed for F, Br and I determination in mineral supplements.
Palabras llave : pyrohydrolysis; halogens determination; mineral supplement.