Graphite Oxide Solid-Phase Extraction of Copper(II) and Lead(II) from Water, Food, Tobacco, and Hair

Yavuz E. , Tokalıoğlu Ş. , Sahan H., Yılmaz B., Patat Ş.

ANALYTICAL LETTERS, vol.49, pp.2193-2206, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00032719.2016.1147576
  • Title of Journal : ANALYTICAL LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2193-2206


Graphite oxide was synthesized and used as a solid-phase adsorbent for Cu(II) and Pb(II) in various samples. The characterization of the material was performed by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and Brunauer-Emmet-Teller measurements. The adsorption capacity of graphite oxide was 26.4 mg g(-1) for Cu(II) and 80.6 mg g(-1) for Pb(II). The detection limits of the method were 1.25 mu g L-1 for copper and 2.56 mu g L-1 for lead. Graphite oxide was used 150 times without any mass loss. A vortexing time of 30 s was sufficient for adsorption and elution contact times.