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Title
Determination of trace selenium in biological material by preconcentration and X-ray emission spectrometry
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Abstract
Selenium is determined in the ng g−1 to μg g−1 range in biological and environmental samples. A wet digestion procedure was optimized with respect to volatility losses and recovery yields, by using 75Se metabolically incorporated into rat organs. Selenium is preconcentrated from the digestion liquid by a two-step reduction with 4 M HCl and ascorbic acid. The colloidal selenium formed is adsorbed on activated carbon and filtered on a Nucleopore membrane for measurement by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence. Almost complete recovery was obtained, and the detection limit was 20 ng, corresponding to 10 ng g−1 for a 2-g sample. Biological reference materials were analyzed with satisfactory results, and the accuracy of the method was good.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Analytica chimica acta. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1983
ISSN
0003-2670
Volume/pages
147(1983), p. 113-121
ISI
A1983QH42100010
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UAntwerpen
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