Polyacrylic acid-modified alumina for solid-phase extraction and preconcentration of trace iron and chromium from plant samples.
A new method is presented for simultaneous preconcentration of trace Fe(III) and Cr(III) by using polyacrylic acid-alumina as a sorbent. The separation/preconcentration conditions of analytes were investigated, including effect of pH, flow rate, elution conditions, sample volume, and interfering ions. At pH 4, the maximum sorption capacities of Fe3+ and Cr3+ were 8.0 and 13.0 mg/g, respectively, by the column method. The linearity was maintained in the concentration range of 0.175-6.0 x 10(3) ng/mL for iron and 0.175-8.0 x 10(3) ng/mL for chromium in the original solution. The RSD values under optimum conditions were +/- 1.73 and +/- 1.28% for 2.0 microg/mL Fe and Cr, respectively. The preconcentration factor was 400 for both of the elements, and detection limits were 0.025 and 0.023 ng/mL for Fe and Cr in the original solutions. The proposed method was successfully applied to the determination of trace amounts of Fe and Cr in plant samples.
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Department of Chemistry, Kerman, Iran. email@example.com
SourceJournal of AOAC International 94:6 pg 1918-24
Solid Phase Extraction
Pub Type(s)Journal Article