TITLE

Microwave sample-digestion procedure for determination of arsenic in moss samples using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

AUTHOR(S)
Niemel�, Matti; Per�m�ki, Paavo; Piispanen, Juha
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Mar2003, Vol. 375 Issue 5, p673
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Arsenic in moss samples was determined by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS) after microwave-assisted sample digestion. Two different sample masses (500 mg and 1000 mg) and three different microwave ovens were used in the digestion. There was a slight difference in the digestion efficiency, as determined by the residual carbon concentrations of 500 mg digested samples, between the microwave ovens. The arsenic results obtained for moss reference samples were, in most cases, satisfactory. However, phosphorus was found to have a reducing influence on the arsenic peak area in the ETAAS determination. According to the results, it was not possible to reduce the phosphorus interference by increasing the amount of Mg(NO3)2 in the Pd�Mg chemical modifier. The arsenic results obtained by ETAAS were compared to those obtained by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP�MS).
ACCESSION #
15124495

 

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