Application Note: Quantitative Analysis of Perchlorate using the Bruker amaZon SL Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer
14 November 2012

Perchlorates are water-soluble salts derived from perchloric acid, with strong oxidizing capabilities, that can be toxic to humans through negative affecting thyroid function. The analysis presented in this application note, shows that the Bruker amaZon SL LC/MS system can be used for the reliable quantification of perchlorate at appropriate concentration limits (i.e. 6 ng/mL) in matrices of drinking water or local untreated surface water.