Sampling and analytical imethods for antimony and its compounds-a review.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1978 Oct; 39(10):790-800
Sampling and analytical methods for antimony (7440360) and its compounds were tested in conjunction with colorimetric analyses. A wide variety and large number of sampling and analytical techniques are available for antimony. In the determination of antimony and its compounds in industrial atmospheres, the important factors to be considered are selection of the appropriate sampling device, careful sample treatment, and analysis by a method compatible with the sample. Conventional cellulose ester membrane filters are preferred for sampling particulate antimony and its compounds, while for stibine either a solid sorbent device employing mercuric-chloride (7487947) on silica (7631869) gel or an impinger containing acidic mercuric-chloride solution may be used. Sampling ashing techniques are available which provide quantitative recovery of antimony from both biological and environmental samples. The most widely used analytical techniques for antimony are Rhodamine-B (81889) colorimetry and the several variations of atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
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