Some oxyhalides can be found in drinking waters as inorganic disinfection byproducts. An on-line coupled capillary isotachophoresis-capillary zone electrophoresis (CITP-CZE) method was developed for the analysis of chlorate, chlorite and bromate in water. The optimized CITP-CZE electrolyte system consisted of the following: 10 mM-HCl+20 mM-β-Alanine (leading electrolyte), 5 mM-succinic acid (terminating electrolyte), and 10 mM-succinic acid +5 mM-β-Alanine +0.1% HPMC (carrier electrolyte). A clear separation of oxyhalides from other components of drinking water was achieved within 25 min. Method characteristics, i.e., linearity (0–200 ng/mL), accuracy (88–110%), intra-assay (3–5%), quantification limit (5–15 ng/mL), and detection limit (2–5 ng/mL), were determined. Minimum labor requirements, sufficient sensitivity and low running cost are important attributes of this method. It was found that the developed method is useful for the routine analysis of oxyhalides in water.
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