A review on the determination of isotope ratios of boron with mass spectrometry

Suresh Kumar Aggarwal, Chen Feng You

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The present review discusses different mass spectrometric techniques—viz, thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS), and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)—used to determine 11B/10B isotope ratio, and concentration of boron required for various applications in earth sciences, marine geochemistry, nuclear technology, environmental, and agriculture sciences, etc. The details of the techniques-P-TIMS, which uses Cs2BO2 +, N-TIMS, which uses BO2 , and MC-ICPMS, which uses B+ ions for bulk analysis or B and B+ ions for in situ micro-analysis with SIMS—are highlighted. The capabilities, advantages, limitations, and problems in each mass spectrometric technique are summarized. The results of international interlaboratory comparison experiments conducted at different times are summarized. The certified isotopic reference materials available for boron are also listed. Recent developments in laser ablation (LA) ICPMS and QQQ-ICPMS for solids analysis and MS/MS analysis, respectively, are included. The different aspects of sample preparation and analytical chemistry of boron are summarized. Finally, the future requirements of boron isotope ratios for future applications are also given. Presently, MC-ICPMS provides the best precision and accuracy (0.2–0.4‰) on isotope ratio measurements, whereas N-TIMS holds the potential to analyze smallest amount of boron, but has the issue of bias (+2‰ to 4‰) which needs further investigations.

頁(從 - 到)499-519
期刊Mass Spectrometry Reviews
出版狀態Published - 2017 7月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 分析化學
  • 凝聚態物理學
  • 一般生物化學,遺傳學和分子生物學
  • 光譜


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