Determination of Arsenic(III) and Total Arsenic at Trace Levels in Baby Food Samples via a New Functionalized Magnetic Graphane Oxide Nanocomposite


SAÇMACI Ş. , SAÇMACI M.

BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12011-021-02754-7
  • Title of Journal : BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH
  • Keywords: Magnetic graphene oxide, Nanocomposite, Arsenic(III), Total arsenic, Baby food samples, HYDRIDE GENERATION, TOTAL DIET, SPECIATION, WATER, CHROMATOGRAPHY

Abstract

Baby food safety is an essential issue in health policy. For this reason, a simple, cheap, and fast analytical procedure to developed arsenic(III) and total arsenic determination in baby food samples using functionalized magnetic graphane oxide nanocomposite. A new nanocomposite anchored of tiopronin (TSH) magnetic graphane oxide (GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH) was first synthesized/characterized and used as an adsorbent to determine arsenic(III) and total arsenic for baby food samples. Arsenic(III) was directly determined on GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH nanocomposite at pH 4.5. The determination of total arsenic used KI and L( +) ascorbic acid solution as reducing reagents. The parameters influential on arsenic(III) determination in the baby food samples including the sample's pH, adsorption time, amount of GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH, eluent type, sample volume, reducing reagent type and amount, and also foreign ion effect were investigated. The GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH carrying As(III) could easily be separated from baby food samples via applying an external magnetic field. The detection limit for arsenic(III) was found as 0.11 mu g L-1, while the limit of quantification values was computed as 0.37 mu g L-1. The precision of results, expressed as relative standard deviation, was always lower than 1.6% at 1 mg L-1 As(III) levels. The accuracy of this method was confirmed by analysis of certified reference material. The method was successively applied to determine arsenic(III) and total arsenic in baby food samples.