Determination of lithium in wines by ion chromatography.


Lithium ion can be added as a denaturing agent to wines unsuitable for consumption. Accuracy of flame atomic emission spectroscopy with direct nebulization, which is commonly adopted for discovering illegal use of denatured wines, was found to be compromised by Na+, K+, NH4+, Mg2+, Ca2+ and ethanol contained in wine. Ion chromatography (IC) was tested in… (More)