Mercury speciation analysis in human hair by species-specific isotope-dilution using GC-ICP-MS.

@article{Laffont2013MercurySA,
  title={Mercury speciation analysis in human hair by species-specific isotope-dilution using GC-ICP-MS.},
  author={Laure Laffont and Laurence Maurice and David Amouroux and Patr{\'i}cia B A de Navarro and Mathilde Monperrus and Jeroen E Sonke and Philippe Behra},
  journal={Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={405 9},
  pages={3001-10}
}
We optimized a mercury (Hg) speciation extraction method for human hair in combination with species-specific isotope-dilution analysis by gas chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (GC-ICP-MS). The method was validated on human hair reference material RM (IAEA-086), which is recommended for analysis of monomethylmercury (MMHg) and inorganic mercury (IHg). Three reagents, hydrochloric acid (HCl), nitric acid (HNO3), and tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH), and three… CONTINUE READING