Discrimination of thioarsenites and thioarsenates by X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

Soluble arsenic-sulfur compounds play important roles in the biogeochemistry of arsenic in sulfidic waters but conflicting analytical evidence identifies them as either thioarsenates (= As(V)-sulfur species) or thioarsenites (= As(III)-sulfur species). Here, we present the first characterization of thioarsenates (mono-, di-, and tetrathioarsenate) by X-ray… CONTINUE READING