Trace analysis of iodide in sodium chloride applying amperometric detection


Pure sodium chloride contains much less iodide than e.g., table salt which usually is fortified with it. Trace determination of iodide is easily performed applying ion chromatography with amperometric detection. This detection mode is particularly selective and sensitive. The actual separation is achieved using a Metrosep A Supp 5 - 250/4.0 column. The detection happens at a silver working electrode. LOQ is at approximately 1.0 μg/L (in solution) and 50 μg/kg in the sample. The use of a shorter column might further improve the LOQ.