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Determination of Low-Level Sulfur Concentrations by Isotope Dilution Multi-Collector Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry (D-MC-ICPMS) Using 33S Spike and Internal Normalization for Mass Bias Correction

Published

Author(s)

Jacqueline L. Mann, Robert D. Vocke Jr., William R. Kelly

Abstract

An isotope dilution (ID) multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICPMS) method combined with an internal normalization approach for mass bias correction has been used to determine low-level sulfur (S) concentrations in a synthetically prepared mix using a 33S enriched spike material. Dilute (1 ug S/g) sulfur solutions were prepared from the NIST SRM 3154 (Sulfate Spectrometric Solution) to test the capability of this technique for measuring low-level sulfur concentrations. The concentration results for each solution were in excellent agreement with the gravimetric determination and deviate by less than 0.35%.
Citation
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Volume
26

Keywords

33S, blanks, ICP-MS, internal normalization, low-level concentrations

Citation

Mann, J. , Vocke, R. and Kelly, W. (2012), Determination of Low-Level Sulfur Concentrations by Isotope Dilution Multi-Collector Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry (D-MC-ICPMS) Using 33S Spike and Internal Normalization for Mass Bias Correction, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, [online], https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6214 (Accessed October 24, 2021)
Created February 28, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018