Comparison of ion pair and buffered mobile phase chromatography of haloacetic acids using direct and indirect UV and fluorescence detection

Lilia San Miguel, Florida International University

Abstract

Reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic methods for the analysis of Haloacetic acids have been developed and compared to conventional direct detection methods. Haloacetic acids commonly found in drinking water, including monochloro-, dichloro-, bromo-, iodo- and trichloroacetic acids- have been studied. The ion pairing agent benzyltributylammonium ion was studied in detail using indirect UV and indirect fluorescence detection. Five different competing ions were evaluated to decrease analysis times and lower the detection limit by this new method. The direct detection method utilized an ammonium sulfate buffer and UV detection yielding a detection limit of 100 ppb. The indirect method developed has the advantage of being able to simultaneously analyze UV and non-UV absorbing ions and molecules but requires long equilibration times and demonstrated lower sensitivity than the direct method. ^

Subject Area

Chemistry, Analytical

Recommended Citation

Lilia San Miguel, "Comparison of ion pair and buffered mobile phase chromatography of haloacetic acids using direct and indirect UV and fluorescence detection" (January 1, 1998). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. Paper AAI1388767.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI1388767

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