Publication
Title
Integrated sample preparation and speciation analysis for the simultaneous determination of methylated species of tin, lead and mercury in water by purge-and-trap injection-capillary gas chromatography atomic emission spectrometry
Author
Abstract
A sensitive and interference-free automated method for the simultaneous speciation analysis of methylated species of mercury, tin and lead, and also inorganic mercury in mater, using purge-and-trap injection-gas chromatography-atomic emission spectrometry,,vas developed, The ionic species are volatilized from the sample after ethylation, using sodium tetraethylborate, in acetate buffer medium of pH 5 and preconcentrated on a capillary cryogenic trap. Desorption is effected by linear heating of the trap, followed by separation of the analytes by capillary gas chromatography and selective simultaneous detection by microwave-induced plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Detection limits of 0.15, 0.20 and 0.60 ng l(-1) for methylated tin, lead and mercury species, respectively, and 2 ng l(-1) for inorganic mercury can be obtained, on the basis of a 10 mi sample volume, Examples of results for the analysis of river- and soil run-off water samples are given.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. - London
Publication
London : 1996
ISSN
0267-9477
Volume/pages
11:3(1996), p. 201-206
ISI
A1996UB09800005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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