Gas chromatography-mass spectrometric identification of iodine species arising from photo-chemical vapor generation

TitleGas chromatography-mass spectrometric identification of iodine species arising from photo-chemical vapor generation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGrinberg, P, Mester, Z, D'Ulivo, A, Sturgeon, RE
JournalSPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART B-ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY
Volume64
Pagination714–716
ISSN0584-8547
Abstract

Ultraviolet irradiation of aqueous solutions of iodide/iodate ion containing low molecular weight organic acids generates volatile iodine species that are amenable to detection by atomic spectrometry. In the presence of formic, acetic or propionic acids, photo-chemical generation results in the formation of HI, methyl- and ethyl-iodide respectively, the latter two products being directly identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Deuterium and C-13-labeled reagents were employed to elucidate the provenance of the alkyl group. Use of (CH3)-C-13-COOH produced (CH3)-C-13-I; deuterated acetic acid (D3C-COOD) resulted in the formation of CD3-I. These observations indicate direct transfer of the alkyl group from the carboxylic acid to iodide, consistent with the suggestion that the mechanism of synthesis involves radical induced reactions. NRC Canada. Crown Copyright (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.sab.2009.06.009