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Simultaneous Determination of Fluoroacetates, Chloroacetates, and Bromoacetates in Soil Samples by Ion Chromatography


Wang, F and Dicinoski, GW and Zhu, Y and Haddad, PR, Simultaneous Determination of Fluoroacetates, Chloroacetates, and Bromoacetates in Soil Samples by Ion Chromatography, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 57, (10) pp. 1005-1010. ISSN 0004-9425 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/CH04067


A comparative study was made of the chromatographic behaviour of nine haloacetic acids, namely mono-, di-, and tri-fluoroacetate (MFA, DFA, and TFA, respectively); mono-, di-, and tri-chloroacetate (MCA, DCA, and TCA, respectively); and mono-, di- and tri-bromoacetate (MBA, DBA, and TBA, respectively), employing anion-exchange chromatography with suppressed conductivity and UV detection, using a Dionex AS17 anion-exchange column employed with a potassium hydroxide gradient (via a Dionex EG40 Eluent Generator). All nine haloacetic acids were completely separated under the optimized gradient elution conditions, and use of selective detection methods or pretreatment with an OnGuard II Ag cartridge resulted in the elimination of interferences from chloride and bromide occurring in soil samples. The procedure for the simultaneous determination of the nine haloacetic acids was simple and rapid. The method detection limits for MFA, DFA, TFA, MCA, DCA, TCA, MBA, DBA, and TBA were 21, 40, 40, 28, 48, 86, 67, 55, and 160 g L-1, respectively. Application of this method to the determination of haloacetic acids in real soil samples is illustrated

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Wang, F (Miss Fang Wang)
UTAS Author:Dicinoski, GW (Associate Professor Gregory Dicinoski)
UTAS Author:Zhu, Y (Professor Zhu)
UTAS Author:Haddad, PR (Professor Paul Haddad)
ID Code:31937
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-04-13
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