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Abstract

The Slovak Institute of Metrology and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements have collaborated in the certification of the two chlorine reference materials IRMM-641 and IRMM-642. Until now no isotopically enriched chlorine isotopic reference material certified for isotopic composition and content has been available commercially. The isotopic reference materials IRMM-641 and IRMM-642 described herein are certified for isotopic composition and for chlorine content. The chlorine content of the reference material IRMM-641 was certified by use of high-precision argentometric coulometric titration at the Slovak Institute of Metrology. The base material used for IRMM-641 is NIST Standard Reference Material 975. The chlorine content of the reference material IRMM-642 was measured by isotope dilution, using negative thermal ionisation mass spectrometry at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements. Both standard reference materials were prepared by dissolving NaCl in water. The reference material IRMM-641 contains 0.025022 ± 0.00011 mol kg(-1) chlorine of natural isotopic composition with an n(37Cl)/n(35Cl) ratio of 0.31977 ± 0.00082. The reference material IRMM-642 contains 0.004458 ± 0.000028 mol kg(-1) chlorine with an n(37Cl)/n(35Cl) ratio of 0.01914 ± 0.00088.

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Authors: OSTERMANN M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);BERGLUND M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);TAYLOR P D P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);MARIASSY M, Slovak Institute of Metrology, Bratislava (SK)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry Volume 371 Number 6 (November 2001), 721-725
Record Number: 200214692 / Last updated on: 2002-05-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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