SPECIATION OF 6 ARSENIC COMPOUNDS USING HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY INDUCTIVELY-COUPLED PLASMA-MASS SPECTROMETRY WITH SAMPLE INTRODUCTION BY THERMOSPRAY NEBULIZATION

Citation
S. Saverwyns et al., SPECIATION OF 6 ARSENIC COMPOUNDS USING HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY INDUCTIVELY-COUPLED PLASMA-MASS SPECTROMETRY WITH SAMPLE INTRODUCTION BY THERMOSPRAY NEBULIZATION, Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry, 12(9), 1997, pp. 1047-1052
Citations number
37
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy
ISSN journal
0267-9477
Volume
12
Issue
9
Year of publication
1997
Pages
1047 - 1052
Database
ISI
SICI code
0267-9477(1997)12:9<1047:SO6ACU>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
A hyphenated technique for the determination of As-III, As-V, arsenobe taine (AsB), arsenocholine (AsC), monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) and dim ethylarsinic acid (DMA) has been developed by coupling an anion-exchan ge column to an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, using an in-house developed thermospray nebulizer (TN) as an interface, Optimi sation of the chromatographic conditions led to baseline separation of the signals from the six aforementioned compounds in approximately 10 min, using isocratic elution, Application of the TN offered a ten-fol d improvement in sensitivity in comparison with the standard pneumatic nebulizer, To prevent clogging of the torch and to slow down deposit formation on the sampling cone,;use was made of a second HPLC pump and a switching valve, allowing rinsing with HNO3 between two measurement s, Detection limits were also improved and were in the range 0.04-0.12 mu g l(-1) as arsenic, Finally, the technique developed was used for the analysis of several mineral waters and urine samples, The improved sensitivity was also obtained for real samples, In the mineral waters analysed only As-V could be detected, In the ten-fold diluted urine s amples, all aforementioned arsenic compounds were present, except for AsC, which could not be detected.