The rapid procedure for the determination of sulfur in milligram samples by the silver absorbent method in the absence of halogen or alkali metal is described. Accuracy and precision are demonstrated by 10 determinations each, on four test substances. The reliability of the silver absorption was confirmed by determinations of sulfur in 26 other substances, the sulfur contents of which had been checked by either thePregl or theCarius method.
A successful decimilligram procedure by the silver absorbent method is also reported, and its lower limit has been tentatively established at between 133μg and 53μg S in decimilligram samples.
Results are given of a block experiment in which the effect of two variables, size of sample and type of equipment, was investigated. Statistical analysis of the data shows that the Garner quartz fiber balance when used with decimilligram apparatus is superior to a good microchemical balance with normal equipment in the range of 267μg to 133μg S.