Determination of free cyanide by polarography


This Application Bulletin describes a polarographic method for the determination of cyanide that allows to determine free cyanide fast and accurately. The determination also succeeds in solutions containing sulfides, where other methods fail. Cyanide concentrations in the range b(CN–) = 0.01...10 mg/L cause no problems. Interference caused by anions and complexed cyanides has been investigated.