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Bondar Clegg (stream sediment) AAS-TOPO (Sn)

Bondar Clegg (stream sediment) atomic absorption spectroscopy -TOPO (tin)

General Methodology:

Tin in stream sediments was determined by heating a 200 mg sample with NH4I.  The sublimed SnI4 was dissolved in acid and the tin determined by atomic absorption spectrometry after solvent extraction of the tin into methyl isobutyl ketone containing trioctylphosphine oxide (TOPO).  Welsch and Chao (1976) describe the method.

(description taken from GSC Open File 1790)


Welsch, E.P. and Chao, T.T. (1976).  Determination of trace amounts of tin in geological materials by atomic absorption spectrometry.  Analytica Chimica Acta v82 p337-342.

Instrument: unstated

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Electromagnetic radiation >> Visible-ultraviolet >> Atomic >> Absorption


Flame | Cold vapour | Graphite furnace | Hydride | FA-AAS

Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> Fusion >> Ammonium halide >> Ammonium Iodide



Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  1417     Sn_AAS  1

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  439     Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS(8+6), CV(Hg), LOI, F, U
2  446     Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment, YT, 1990) AAS(8+4), CV(Hg), LOI, F
3  468     Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment, NV, 1995) AAS(8+4), CV(Hg), LOI, F
4  470     Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS(8+4), CV(Hg – d.l. 5ppb), LOI, F
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