Simultaneous determination of inorganic anions and organic acids by capillary electrophoresis

OZTEKIN N., Erim F. B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.25, no.2, pp.145-150, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-150
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A rapid, easy, and reproducible method for the simultaneous determination of inorganic anions and organic acids is reported. The method is based on the separation of anions in a capillary coated with a cationic polymer: polyethyleneimine (PEI). Four inorganic anions (chloride, sulfate, iodate and phosphate) and eight organic acids (oxalate, tartarate, malate, succinate, citrate, acetate, lactate, and propionate) were separated and quantified within 7 min by using 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid (PDC) as the background electrolyte. The minimum detection limits are 0.67-2.87 mug/mL for inorganic ions and 0.38-2.84 mug/mL for organic acids. Reproducibilities in migration times (RSD%) for both inorganic and organic anions were 0.27-1.05. The method was applied to the analysis of white wine.