Solid phase microextraction as a tool for trace element speciation

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Journal titleSpectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
IssueMarch 29 3
Pages233260; # of pages: 28
SubjectSolid phase microextraction; Inorganic speciation; Headspace sampling; Derivatization; Tin; Lead; Mercury; Arsenic; Selenium
AbstractApplications of solid phase microextraction (SPME) for trace element speciation are reviewed. Because of the relative novelty of the technique in the inorganic analytical field, the first part of this review provides a short overview of the principles of SPME operation; the second part describes typical SPME applications to elemental speciation. Volatile organometallic compounds can be collected by SPME from the sample headspace or liquid phase, directly or after derivatization. The usual separation method for the collected volatile species is gas chromatography. Non-volatile analyte species can be collected from the sample liquid phase and separated by liquid chromatography or capillary electrophoresis. Currently, most SPME applications in the inorganic field comprise analyte ethylation and headspace extraction followed by gas chromatographic separation of tin, lead and mercury species. The use of SPME for the study of equilibria in complex systems is also discussed and future roles of solid phase microextraction in the inorganic analytical field are raised.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for National Measurement Standards; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number128
NPARC number8899056
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