Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1993, 58, 1821-1831

Simultaneous Sorption of Chelates of Elements with Organic Reagents on Amberlite XAD-2 as a Preconcentration Step for the Emission Spectrometric Determination of the Elements

Jaroslav Jambor and Tomáš Javorek

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Masaryk University, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic


The macrophorous hydrophobic sorbent Amberlite XAD-2 proved to be well suited to the preconcentration of minority amounts of Al, Au, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sn, Ti and V in the form of their chelates with organic reagents. From among 14 reagents tested, 8-hydroxyquinoline and diethyldithiocarbamate appeared most suitable for the quantitative sorption up to level of 1 μg l-1 of analyte. Emission spectrometry served as the analytical finish; the nitrous oxide-acetylene flame, electric arc and inductively coupled argon plasma were chosen according to the nature of the element. The procedure is convenient for the determination of the minority analytes in waters