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Combination of Multi-Energy Calibration (MEC) and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for Dietary Supplements Analysis and Determination of Ca, Mg and K

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Augusto, Amanda S. [1] ; Castro, Jeyne P. [1] ; Speranca, Marco A. [1] ; Pereira-Filho, Edenir R. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Quim, GAIA, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society; v. 30, n. 4, p. 804-812, APR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 5

This study describes the application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the direct determination of Ca, K and Mg in powdered dietary supplements. Multi-energy calibration (MEC) method was applied to obtain a calibration curve. With MEC, it was possible to observe spectral interferences and select adequate emission lines from LIBS. For Ca and Mg, five lines were selected and for K just two lines among four could be selected (compromising the results). The trueness for dietary supplements ranged from 81 to 103% for Ca and 74 to 106% for Mg. For K, just the samples S3 (95%) and S5 (109%) showed acceptable trueness values. In the case of Ca and K. besides the MEC, the normalization using C as internal standard also improved the figure of merit results. The MEC and normalization processes showed that possible matrix effect and spectral interferences could be avoided, and the results of trueness and precision were satisfactory. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17221-8 - Composition evaluation of hard discs from electronic waste using spectroanalytical techniques: rare earth and noble metals determination
Grantee:Jeyne Pricylla de Castro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/01513-0 - Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) application in the analyses of electronic waste (printed circuit boards and polymers), food and difficult preparation liquid samples
Grantee:Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/11415-0 - Determination of essential and trace elements in orange juice and dietary supplements using the LIBS technique
Grantee:Amanda dos Santos Augusto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate