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Ten NIOSH Analytical Methods - Phosphorus Pentachloride.
NIOSH 1979 Apr:22 pages
The NIOSH validated method for the determination of phosphorus- pentachloride (10026138) is described. Forth eight liters of air (flow rate at 0.2 liters per minute) is drawn through a polyvinyl- chloride filter followed by a midget bubbler containing 15 milliliters (ml) distilled water. The contents of the bubbler are transferred to a 50ml volumetric flask. Five ml of a solution of 25.0 grams (g) sodium-molybdate per liter of 10 normal sulfuric- acid, and 2ml of 1.5g hydrazine-sulfate per liter distilled water are added to the flask. The flask is diluted to the mark with distilled water and immersed in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. After cooling, the absorbance of the solution is measured at a wavelength of 830 nanometers. The concentration as phosphoric-acid is determined by comparison with a calibration curve obtained by analyzing aliquots of 0.1389g per liter potassium-dihydrogen- phosphate solution. The equivalent amount of phosphorus- pentachloride is calculated. The method can determine phosphorus- pentachloride in concentrations of 0.55 to 2.00 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) with a standard deviation of 0.05mg/m3. Sensitivity is 0.42mg/m3. Airborne water soluble compounds containing phosphorus in the plus 5 oxidation state can interfere with determination.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Analytical-Method; Analytical-Method; Standards; Sampling; Standards-Completion-Program; SCP; Set-7; Colorimetry; Phosphorus-compounds;
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Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 pages, 6 references
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