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Determination of iodine in polyamide by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry

Abstract : A method was developed for the determination of iodine in polyamide (PA). This method is needed as PA containing iodine (such as CuI/KX (X = I or Br) heat stabilizing agent), may represent a risk of corrosion for electronic parts in the automotive industry. The method involved a microwave assisted digestion method using nitric acid followed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) analysis. A dilution in 0.5% NH3 was needed prior to ICP-MS analysis to suppress memory effect. The limit of quantification was estimated to be 0.9 mg kg−1 which allows the control of very low iodine content PA used for applications in sensitive electronic parts. Spiking with iodide at 50 mg kg−1 gave recovery factors of 100 ± 0.8%. The acid digestion method was compared with microwave assisted extraction of PA with 5% NH3 solution. Alkaline extraction gave slightly lower results (10% below). Finally, the acid digestion method was applied to the analysis of raw materials PA pellets and molded parts (used or not). Obtained iodine contents were ranged from < 0.9–1000 mg kg−1 with relative standard deviation (RSD) on samples in the range 2.2–4.5%.
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Christine Devouge-Boyer, Sarah Mouda, Olivier Gueguen, Stéphane Marcotte. Determination of iodine in polyamide by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Talanta, Elsevier, 2018, 189, pp.568-572. ⟨10.1016/j.talanta.2018.07.054⟩. ⟨hal-02545517⟩



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