Irina B. Karadjova

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A method is described for direct electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric (ETAAS) determination of cadmium in untreated samples of wine. Pyrolytic graphite tubes and graphite tubes with standard L'vov pyrolytic platforms were tested as atomizers. The detection limit achieved was 0.08 microg L(-1) Cd in wine. The relative standard deviation for the(More)
The present study focuses on the biouptake, biotransformations, and toxicity of arsenic species on the marine green alga Chlorella salina in seawater from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Exposure to equal concentrations of As(III) or As(V) led to equivalent levels of toxicity and total intracellular arsenic content. Biouptake and toxicity of methylated(More)
Methods for the direct determination of Ni in human blood serum and urine by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS) are described. Hydrogen peroxide was proposed as matrix modifier, assisting thermal decomposition of proteins during the ashing step. A pyrolysis temperature of 1,200 degrees C was found to be optimal while 2,100 degrees C and(More)
Populations of medicinal plants growing on serpentines and their respective soils were analyzed for Fe, Ni, Mn, Cr, Co, Cd, Cu, Zn, and Pb using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. Aqua regia extraction and 0.43 M acetic acid extraction were used for the quantification of pseudototal and bioavailable fractions, respectively, of elements(More)
Metal ion-imprinted polymer particles have been prepared by copolymerization of methacrylic acid as monomer, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate as cross-linking agent and 2,2'-azobisisobutyronitrile as initiator, in the presence of Hg(II)-1-(2-thiazolylazo)-2-naphthol complex. The separation and preconcentration characteristics of the Hg-ion-imprinted(More)
Ion-imprinted polymer (IIP) particles are prepared by copolymerization of methacrylic acid as monomer, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate as crosslinking agent and 2,2'-azo-bis-isobutyronitrile as initiator in the presence of Cu(II), a Cu(II)-4-(2-pyridylazo)resorcinol (Cu(II)-PAR) complex, and PAR only. A batch procedure is used for the determination of(More)
Trace metal speciation in seawater from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast was studied in situ by hollow fiber permeation liquid membrane (HF-PLM) and by diffusion gradients in thin-film gels (DGT). The concentrations of Cd, Cu, Ni, and Pb determined by HF-PLM were lower than those measured by DGT, in agreement with their analytical windows, e.g., free metal(More)
The copper(II)-histidine complex obtained following dialysis of human plasma with histidine was investigated using various types of extraction systems and ion exchange resins. According to the results obtained, the Cu(II)-histidine complex formed under the dialysis conditions has one positive charge. Preconcentration of copper from the dialysis solution was(More)
A rapid, accurate, and precise method is described for the determination of Pb in wine using continuous-flow hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry (CF-HGAFS). Sample pretreatment consists of ten-fold dilution of wine followed by direct plumbane generation in the presence of 0.1 mol L(-1) HCl and 1% m/v K(3)[Fe(CN)(6)] with 1% m/v NaBH(4) as(More)
A simple classification of various sorbents and solid-phase extraction procedures used for preconcentration of trace levels of Au, Pd, and Pt from different sample types is proposed in this review article. The large variety of available sorbents/procedures has been organized according to expected mechanisms of sorption process (complex formation; ion(More)