Chromate in dye samples using post-column reaction and subsequent UV/VIS detection

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Dye samples are analyzed for trace chromate. Chromate (Cr(VI)) is considered toxic and potentially carcinogenic for which reason its concentrations should be as low as possible. This sample is prepared with C18 cartridges and injected applying Metrohm intelligent Preconcentration Technique (MiPCT). After each injection, the preconcentration column requires additional rinsing to eliminate matrix effects. For this purpose, no other instrument than an 800 Dosino is required. The system is optimized for sample volumes between 20 and 2000 µL. For most samples additional rinsing of the preconcentration column is not required.