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GSC colorimetry: Sb

Geological Survey of Canada, colorimetry using “brilliant green”, to determine Sb, hydrochloric acid dissolution

General Methodology:

Antimony is extracted by hydrochloric acid after the sample has been heated with ammonium chloride.  The complex formed between antimony and “brilliant green” is extracted with toluene and the blue colour obtained is compared with a series of standards similarly prepared.

[Stanton, R.E. and McDonald, A.J. (1962). Field determination of antimony in soil and sediment samples. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, vol 71, p517-522.]

Instrument: unstated

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Photometry >> Fluorometry >> Brilliant Green



Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> Fusion >> Ammonium halide >> Ammonium Chloride



Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  1129     Sb_Col  2.5

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  272     GSC spectrography and colorimetry
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