Iodate and iodide in an electroplating bath applying direct UV/VIS detection

The determination of iodate and iodide in used electroplating baths is a demanding task due to the high concentration of other ions. Iodate is used as a stabilizer for the bath and needs to be checked for proper electroplating. The use of a sodium chloride eluent, the Metrosep A Supp 5 - 250/4.0 column and direct UV/VIS detection permits the analysis of these samples without matrix interferences.