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Accurate Measurement of Arsenic in Laver by Gravimetric Standard Addition Method Combined with High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry Letters / Mass Spectrometry Letters, (P)2233-4203; (E)2093-8950
2014, v.5 no.2, pp.57-61
Lee Kyoung-Seok (Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science)
Kim Hyeon-Ji (Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science)
Yim Yong-Hyeon (Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science)
Kim Jeongkwon (Chungnam National University)
Hwang Euijin (Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science)
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A gravimetric standard addition method combined with internal standard calibration has been successfully developed forthe accurate analysis of total arsenic in a laver candidate reference material. A model equation for the gravimetric standard additionapproach using an internal standard was derived to determine arsenic content in samples. Handlings of samples, As standard andinternal standard were carried out gravimetrically to avoid larger uncertainty and variability involved in the volumetric preparation. Germanium was selected as the internal standard because of its close mass to the arsenic to minimize mass-dependent bias in massspectrometer. The ion signal ratios of 75As+ to 72Ge+ (or 73Ge+) were measured in high resolution mode (R≥10,000) to separatepotential isobaric interferences by high resolution ICP/MS. For method validation, the developed method was applied to the analysisof arsenic content in the NMIJ 7402-a codfish certified reference material (CRM) and the result was 37.07 mg·kg-1 ± 0.45 mg·kg-1 which is in good agreement with the certified value, 36.7 mg·kg-1 ± 1.8 mg·kg-1. Finally, the certified value of thetotal arsenic in the candidate laver CRM was determined to be 47.15 mg·kg-1 ± 1.32 mg·kg-1 (k = 2.8 for 95% confidence level)which is an excellent result for arsenic measurement with only 2.8 % of relative expanded uncertainty.

arsenic, gravimetric standard addition, internal standard, laver, certified reference material



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