Ultrasound accelerated solid-liquid extraction for the determination of Selenium in biological samples by electrothermal atomization atomic absorption spectrometry

Jerzy Mierzwa, Samuel B. Adeloju, Harkirat S. Dhindsa

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Abstract

A novel method for sample preparation by ultrasound-accelerated solid-liquid extraction prior to selenium determination in the phosphate-rich biological samples by electrothermal atomization atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS) with continuum-source background correction and nickel nitrate as a chemical modifier was established and compared with the results of conventional sample wet decomposition (however, this last item was not the object of this study). Diluted (4%) nitric acid was used as an extraction medium. The evaluation of the analytical results for biological Certified Reference Materials indicates that the results of a selenium determination after wet acid digestion (HNO 3 +HCl+H 2 O 2 ) agreed well with the certified values, whereas the proposed solid-liquid extraction procedure can be used for simple and rapid control of the selenium levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Sciences
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1997

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