Determination of fluoride with an ion-selective electrode

This Bulletin describes fluoride determination in various matrices with the help of the ion-selective fluoride electrode (F-ISE). The F-ISE is comprised of a lanthanum fluoride crystal and exhibits a response in accordance with the Nernst equation across a wide range of fluoride concentrations.

The first part of this Bulletin contains notes regarding the handling and care of the electrode and the actual fluoride determination itself. The second part demonstrates the direct determination of fluoride with the standard addition technique in table salt, toothpaste and mouthwash.