ICP-OES is commonly used to analyze trace elements in pentanol. Like other organic solvent samples, pentanol has analytical challenges. The organic solvent sample introduction kit helps to overcome the common problems faced by ICP-OES in detecting trace elements in organic samples.
In addition, carbon emission during pentanol analysis interferes with the elements emitting light in the high visible range, such as sodium and potassium and thereby lowering their detection limit. To reduce interference during detection of sodium and potassium, compressed air can be added to the auxiliary gas. As a result, carbon species are converted to other species with different emission spectra and interference is drastically reduced.