Investigation of chemical modifiers for the direct determination of arsenic in fish oil using high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

Éderson R Pereira, Tarcísio S de Almeida, Daniel L G Borges, Eduardo Carasek, Bernhard Welz, Jörg Feldmann, Javier Del Campo Menoyo

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Abstract

High-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (HR-CS GF AAS) has been applied for the development of a method for the determination of total As in fish oil samples using direct analysis. The method does not use any sample pretreatment, besides dilution with 1-propanole, in order to decrease the oil viscosity. The stability and sensitivity of As were evaluated using ruthenium and iridium as permanent chemical modifiers and palladium added in solution over the sample. The best results were obtained with ruthenium as the permanent modifier and palladium in solution added to samples and standard solutions. Under these conditions, aqueous standard solutions could be used for calibration for the fish oil samples diluted with 1-propanole. The pyrolysis and atomization temperatures were 1400°C and 2300°C, respectively, and the limit of detection and characteristic mass were 30pg and 43pg, respectively. Accuracy and precision of the method have been evaluated using microwave-assisted acid digestion of the samples with subsequent determination by HR-CS GF AAS and ICP-MS; the results were in agreement (95% confidence level) with those of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalTalanta
Volume150
Early online date14 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • high-resolution continuum source atomic absorption spectrometry
  • graphite furnace atomization
  • arsenic determination
  • fish oil
  • direct analysis

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