Hans Vanhoe

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A description is given of the experimental arrangement for thermospray nebulization of discrete liquid samples (100 microl) into an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). The determination of ultratrace levels of platinum in environmental and biological materials is described. This method comprises an off-line sample enrichment by adsorptive(More)
Strontium has been determined in a human serum reference material by ICP-MS and by NAA. By ICP-MS, results for (88)Sr and (86)Sr in both 10- and 5-fold diluted serum were in good agreement. For (88)Sr the precision was better than 3% and the detection limit was 0.05 mug/l. under the conditions used. The results were 25.5 mug/l. in the liquid serum or 0.281(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the pharmacokinetics of R(+)- and S(-)-oxprenolol and their corresponding glucuronide conjugates in healthy subjects. METHODS An oral dose of 80 mg racemic oxprenolol was given to eight male volunteers. Venous blood samples and urine were collected as a function of time. Oxprenolol enantiomers in plasma and urine were determined by an(More)
The determination of Pt in cordierite is subject to strong interference by spectral overlap from HfO(+) ions with all Pt isotopes. Two mathematical correction methods based on the HfO(+)Hf(+) ratio and a method for the chemical separation of Hf based on adsorption chromatography and isotope dilution were investigated to correct for this interference. Flow(More)
Careful study of the matrix effect in ICP-MS showed that, in all cases studied, the magnitude of the signal suppression or enhancement depends in a regular way on the mass number. Hence, accurate correction for non-spectral interferences is only possible using an internal standard with mass number close to that of the analyte element(s). It is also shown(More)
A method was developed for the determination of seven trace elements (Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, Rb, Mo, and Cs) in human serum by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Sample preparation was kept as limited as possible. As the only sample pretreatment serum samples were diluted with nitric acid and indium was added as an internal standard. The(More)
A method for the determination of the total iodine content in milk powder and human serum by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is described. It is shown that the oxidation state of the analyte has a strong impact on the analytical performance. If iodine is present as iodide and nitric acid is used for acidification, the observed ion signal is not(More)
A sensitive method for the determination of the bismuth concentration in human serum is described. Analyses were carried out by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), after a simple dilution of the samples with nitric acid. The detection limit of the applied method is 0.007 microgram/l whereas relative standard deviations varied from 5.7 to(More)
  • Hans Vanhoe
  • Journal of trace elements and electrolytes in…
  • 1993
ICP-MS is a powerful analytical technique for the determination of trace and ultra-trace elements in biological materials. Results are given of the analysis of human serum and of several biological reference materials (bovine liver, milk powder, wheat flour and pig kidney). Because concentrations of many trace metals of interest in these materials are low,(More)
The determination of trace and ultratrace elements in human serum by ICP-MS is described. The accuracy of the method is tested using a “second generation” human serum reference material. Elements determined include Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Mo, and Cs. The method is compared to nuclear analytical methods (NAA, PIXE). Perspectives for the future are also(More)
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