Sumitomo, Takuya Tokushima University
Osaki, Mari Tokushima University
Ogusu, Takeshi Tokushima University
Amplitude modulated multiplexed flow analysis
internal standard method
A new concept of flow analysis, internal standard-amplitude modulated multiplexed flow analysis, is proposed. A proof of concept was verified by applying it to the determination of ferrous ion (Fe2+) by 1,10-phenanthroline (o-Phen) spectrophotometry. The flow rates of sample solutions containing Methylene Blue (MB) as an internal standard substance were sinusoidally varied at different frequencies. The solutions were merged with a color reagent (o-Phen) solution, while the total flow rate was held constant. Downstream, analytical signals were monitored at the maximum absorption wavelengths of Fe2+-o-Phen complex and of MB (510 and 644 nm, respectively). The signals were respectively analyzed by fast Fourier transform. The concentrations of the analytes in respective samples were simultaneously determined from the amplitudes of the corresponding wave components. The precision, linearity of the calibration curve, limit of detection and robustness against deliberate fluctuation in flow rate were greatly improved by introducing the internal standard method. Good recoveries of around 100% were obtained for Fe2+ spiked into real water samples.
The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
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