We want to analyze Be in saphire by ICP-MS. Microwave digestion with
combination of either HCl and HF or HNO3 and HF has been tried, but no luck.
I understand that a major element in saphire is an aluminum oxide.
Is there any method to dissolve a saphire sample ? Thank you.
Gae Ho Lee
Department of Chemistry
Dae Jeon, 305-764
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