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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 11 (1989), Issue 4, Pages 156-158

Generation of selenium hydride from alkaline solutions: a new concept of the hydride generation-atomic absorption technique

Department of Chemistry, Agricultural University of Norway, Box 30, 1432 Aas-NLH, Norway

Copyright © 1989 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of hydride generation is often useful in environmental analysis. The normal acid sodium tetrahydroborate reaction provides exceptional sensitivity with continuous flow hydride generators. In some situations there are interferences which will mask the sensitivity. An alternative chemistry system is described here and is shown to offer similar sensitivity to that normally used. A commercial continuous flow analyser is used in this work.