Leaching tests for sample vials in cation trace analysis with sequential suppression


Sequential suppression in cation chromatography significantly improves detection limits. The determination of the blank value of the sample vial being used is thus essential for being able to achieve such low detection limits. The leaching tests of various sample vials proceed with the intelligent Preconcentration Technique with Matrix Elimination on the Metrosep C Supp 1 - 250/4.0 column with conductivity detection following sequential suppression. The 50 mL Corning® Cell Culture Flasks from Sigma-Aldrich (CLS430168) exhibit the lowest blank values.