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Volatile inorganic- and organo-arsenic chloride species were detected following hydride generation. Arsenic trichloride can be formed and sampled from the headspace of arsenate or arsenite solutions following simple acidification to 2–8 M HCl. Mono- and dimethylarsenic chloride species are formed during conventional hydride generation using sodium tetrahydroborate in a HCl medium. Increased HCl concentration in the sample solution promotes the formation of volatile chloride species in the hydride mixtures. The generated arsenic chloride species were characterized using electron impact ionization mass spectrometry.

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The article was received on 22 Jan 2001, accepted on 16 Mar 2001 and first published on 18 Apr 2001

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B100750P
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2001,16, 470-474

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    Detection of volatile arsenic chloride species during hydride generation: a new prospectus

    Z. Mester and R. E. Sturgeon, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2001, 16, 470
    DOI: 10.1039/B100750P

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