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EVALUATION OF A COLLISION-REACTION INTERFACE (CRI) FOR CARBON EFFECT CORRECTION ON CHROMIUM DETERMINATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES BY ICP-MS

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Author(s):
Bianchi, Silmara Rossana [1, 2] ; Amais, Renata Stabile [1] ; Pereira, Catarinie Diniz [1] ; Santos Salazar, Rodrigo Fernando [1, 3] ; Nobrega, Joaquim Araujo [1] ; Araujo Nogueira, Ana Rita [2]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Grp Appl Instrumental Anal, Dept Chem, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Embrapa SE Livestock, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] State Univ Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande Do Sul - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Analytical Letters; v. 45, n. 18, p. 2845-2855, 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

Spectral interferences in inductively coupled plasma quadrupole mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) may affect several trace element analyses. In this work, the performance of a collision-reaction interface (CRI) for correction of spectral interferences on chromium determination at m/z 52 affected by (ArC+)-Ar-40-C-12 in a rich-carbon medium was evaluated. Hydrogen or He gases were introduced through sampler or skimmer cones of the CRI for promoting collisions and reactions. Background equivalent concentrations (BEC) and signal-background ratios (SBR) were the chosen parameters for evaluating CRI performance. It was observed that the introduction of both gases through the sampler cone was not effective considering the maximum gas flow rate evaluated at 140 mL min(-1). The best condition to reduce polyatomic interferences caused by carbon containing species was obtained while introducing 60 mL min(-1) of H-2 through the skimmer cone. The trueness of the developed procedure was checked by Cr-52(+) determination in certified reference materials. Sequential extractions in acetic acid and ammonium acetate (carbon sources) media, according to the Bureau Communautaire de Reference (BCR) of the Commission of the European Communities, was employed for BCR 701 (Lake Sediment) and microwave-assisted digestion was applied for Sewage Sludge from Industrial Origin (BCR 146 R). The feasibility of the CRI to overcome spectral interferences caused by molecular ions containing carbon on Cr-52(+) determined by ICP-MS was demonstrated. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 06/59083-9 - Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: fundamentals and applications
Grantee:Joaquim de Araújo Nóbrega
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants