Determination of trace amounts of selenium and tellurium in nickel-based heat-resisting superalloys, steels and several metals by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry after reductive coprecipitation with palladium using ascorbic acid

Tetsuya Ashino, Kunio Takada

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Abstract

Trace amounts of selenium and tellurium in nickel-based heat-resisting superalloys and constituent metals were separated by a reductive coprecipitation technique with palladium using ascorbic acid, and determined by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Selenium and tellurium each added in 1 μg amounts to solutions of metals (Ni, Al, Cr, Co, Cu, Mn, Mo, V, Ti, Nb, Ta, W and Zr), were recovered by the proposed method. In all metals, both selenium and tellurium were quantitatively recovered in H2SO4, H2SO4-tartaric acid, H2SO4-oxalic acid or H2SO4-H3PO4 solution. In Ni, Al, Nb, Ta, W and Zr, they were also quantitatively recovered in HF-H2SO4 solution. This proposed method could be adapted to determine trace amounts of selenium and tellurium in several alloys (heat-resisting superalloys, stainless steels and high speed steels).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Volume312
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug 30

Keywords

  • Atomic absorption spectrometry
  • Nickel-based heat-resisting superalloy
  • Palladium
  • Selenium
  • Steel
  • Tellurium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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