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Simultaneous ion-exclusion chromatrography and cation-exchange chromatography of anions and cations in environmental water samples on a weakly acidic cation-exchange resin by elution with pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 12:57 authored by Ding, MY, Tanaka, K, Hu, W, Hasebe, K, Paul HaddadPaul Haddad
A non-suppressed conductivity detection ion chromatographic method using a weakly acidic cation-exchange column (Tosoh TSKgel OApak-A) was developed for the simultaneous separation and determination of common inorganic anions (Cl–, NO3– and SO42-) and cations (Na+, NH4+, K+, Mg2+ and Ca2+). A satisfactory separation of these anions and cations on the weakly acidic cation-exchange column was achieved in 25 min by elution with a mixture of 1.6 mmol L–1 pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid and 8.0 mmol L–1 18-crown-6 at flow rate of 1.0 mL min–1. On this weakly acidic cation-exchange resin, anions were retained by an ion-exclusion mechanism and cations by a cation-exchange mechanism. The linear range of the peak area calibration curves for all analytes were up to two orders of magnitude. The detection limits calculated at S/N = 3 ranged from 0.25 to 1.9 µmol L–1 for anions and cations. The ion-exclusion chromatography–cation-exchange chromatography method developed in this work was successfully applied to the simultaneous determination of major inorganic anions and cations in rainwater, tap water and snow water samples.
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Place of publicationCambridge, UK
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