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Current perspectives in analyte extraction strategies for tin and arsenic speciation


Dietz, C and Sanz, J and Sanz, E and Munoz, R and Camara, C, Current perspectives in analyte extraction strategies for tin and arsenic speciation, The Journal of Chromatography A, 1153 pp. 114-129. ISSN 0021-9673 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2006.11.064


Nowadays, reliable and robust detectors can be considered standard laboratory instrumentation, which, for most of the elements provide quantitation limits in the lower ng/g range. Despite these advances in detector technology, sample preparation is by far the most important error source in modern analytical method development and can be judged as the "Achilles’ heel" of any analytical process regarding reliability of the obtained results and time consumption. The aim of the present review is to highlight modern trends for tin and arsenic speciation, as these analytes can be considered as models for challenges in modern method development in this field. First background information, legislative aspects and current needs are elucidated. Then the role of sample treatment within the process of method development in speciation is discussed, followed by a presentation of modern extraction techniques, matching the requirements for arsenic nd tin speciation analysis: to provide mild conditions in order to ensure species preservation, to improve species recovery, to enhance sample throughput and to be suitable for hyphenation with chromatographic separation systems. The review includes applications on tin and arsenic speciation, covering the period of 2001–2006.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sample preparation, speciation analysis
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dietz, C (Dr Christian Dietz)
ID Code:84850
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:58
Deposited By:Central Science Laboratory
Deposited On:2013-06-04
Last Modified:2013-07-03

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