Applications of ICP-MS in marine analytical chemistry
Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry
dibutyltin, sea water, tributyltin, conference paper, fish, high performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, nonhuman
The versatility of ICP-MS in marine analytical chemistry is illustrated with applications to the multielement trace analysis of two recently released marine reference materials, the coastal seawater CASS-2 and the non-defatted lobster hepatopancreas tissue LUTS-1, and to the determination of tributyltin and dibutyltin in the harbour sediment reference material PACS-1 by HPLC-ICP-MS. Seawater analyses were performed after separation of the trace elements either by adsorption on immobilized 8-hydroxy-quinoline or by reductive coprecipitation with iron and palladium. Simultaneous determination of seven trace elements in LUTS-1, including mercury, by isotope dilution ICP-MS, was achieved after dissolution by microwave digestion with nitric acid and hydrogen peroxide. Butyltin species in PACS-1 were separated by cation exchange HPLC of an extract of the sediment; method detection limits for tributyltin and dibutyltin in sediment samples are estimated to be 5 ng Sn/g and 12 ng Sn/g, respectively. © 1990 Springer-Verlag.
McLaren, J.W.; Siu, K.W. Michael; Lam, J.W.; and Willie, S.N.. (1990). Applications of ICP-MS in marine analytical chemistry. Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 337 (6), 721-728.