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DIN EN ISO 23161

2011 Edition, October 1, 2011

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Soil quality - Determination of selected organotin compounds - Gas-chromatographic method (ISO 23161:2009)

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  • Revision: 2011 Edition, October 1, 2011
  • Published Date: October 2011
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Deutsches Institut fur Normung E.V. (DIN)
  • Page Count: 45
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This International Standard specifies a gas-chromatographic method for the identification and quantification of organotin compounds (OTCs) in soils as specified in Table 1. The method is also applicable to samples from sediments, sludges and wastes (soil-like materials). The working range depends on the detection technique used and the amount of sample taken for analysis. The limit of quantification for each compound is about 10 μg/kg.

NOTE When applying this method to the determination of other organotin compounds not specified in the scope, its suitability is proven by proper in-house validation experiments, e.g. methyltin compounds. Methyltin cations are unlikely to evaporate from aqueous solvents, but peralkylated methyltin compounds are volatile and subject to losses. Therefore, additional precautions are established.

Organotin cations can only be determined in accordance with this International Standard after derivatization. The anionic part bound to the organotin cation is mainly dependent on the chemical environment and is not determined using this method. The peralkylated organotin compounds behave in a completely different way from their parent compounds. Tetraalkylated organotin compounds which are already peralkylated, such as tetrabutyltin, are determined directly without derivatization.

The properties, such as particle size distribution, water content and organic matter content of the solids to be analysed using this International Standard vary widely. Sample pretreatment is designed adequately with respect to both the properties of the organotin compounds and the matrix to be analysed.