Rapid determination of silicone oil lubricant in elastomeric closures by ICP-OES

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1039/c3ay40754c
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Journal titleAnalytical Methods
Pages42634267; # of pages: 5
SubjectExternal calibration; Extraction mixtures; Extraction solvents; Flame atomic absorption spectrometry; Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry; Methyl iso-butyl ketones; Relative standard deviations; Standard solutions; Atomic absorption spectrometry; Extraction; Inductively coupled plasma; Interference suppression; Ketones; Mixtures; Optical emission spectroscopy; Silicones
AbstractA rapid method for determination of silicone oil in elastomeric closures of injection syringes by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) is presented. The silicone oil was extracted from the intact closure using a mixture of methyl isobutyl ketone and 1-pentanol, no further sample treatment was necessary. Quantitation was based on response from Si(i) at 288.158 nm using external calibration with standard solutions of silicone oil dissolved in the same extraction mixture. A supplemental flow of oxygen was used to decrease background interference, providing a detection limit (3s, n = 10) of 0.05 mg of silicone per L. The LOQ (10s, n = 10) was 0.15 mg silicone per L, equivalent to 3.8 μg silicone/sample of elastomeric closure, based on 25 mL of extraction solvent per closure. The same samples were also analyzed by high-resolution flame atomic absorption spectrometry (HR-CS F-AAS), providing results similar to those obtained by ICP-OES. Spike recoveries of 97-104% demonstrated the accuracy of the methodology. Precision, expressed as the relative standard deviation, was 0.7-3.0% under conditions of repeatability and 0.7-3.3% for reproducibility. This simple procedure has been adopted by the Institute of Technology of Paraná-TECPAR (Curitiba, Brazil). © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); Measurement Science and Standards
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NPARC number21270910
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