Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry

, Volume 360, Issue 7–8, pp 797–800 | Cite as

Study of ion chromatographic behavior of inorganic and organic antimony species by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric (ICP-MS) detection

  • Nina Ulrich
Conference contribution


An on-line method for the analysis of Sb(III), Sb(V) and trimethylstiboxide (TMSbO) is presented. The separation is performed using ion chromatography (IC) on a strong anion-exchange column with phthalic acid plus 2% acteone at pH 5 as mobile phase. The chromatographic system is coupled to an ICP-MS as detector. The influence of different complexing agents on the chromatographic behavior of the antimony species is studied. Rather stable complexes of Sb(III) seem to be formed with citrate and tartrate under the experimental conditions. TMSbO forms a dianionic species with citrate in contrast to the otherwise monoanionic complex.


Citrate Mobile Phase Mass Spectrometric Antimony Tartrate 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina Ulrich
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  1. 1.University of Hannover, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Callinstraße 9, D-30167 Hannover, GermanyDE

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