Turkish Journal of Chemistry




A method for preconcentration of Al(III) prior to its determination by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) was developed because the sensitivity of ICP-OES is insufficient for trace-level measurement of Al(III). The method is based on the use of Coriolus versicolor}-immobilized $\gamma $-Fe$_{2}$O$_{3}$ magnetic nanoparticles as a solid phase sorbent. The best experimental conditions were found as pH 6.0, 2.0 mL/min flow rate, 100 mg amount of C. versicoloron 150 mg of $\gamma $-Fe$_{2}$O$_{3}$ nanoparticles, and 500 mL of sample volume. The Al(III) absorbed on biosorbent was eluted with 5.0 mL of 1.0 mol/L HCl. Limit of detection, limit of quantitation, linear range, correlation coefficient, relative standard deviation, and preconcentration factor were achieved as 0.03 ng/mL, 0.11 ng/mL, 0.2 to 20 ng/mL, 0.9994, 3%, and 100, respectively. Al(III) was preconcentrated in different water and food samples after successful results were achieved in the case of certified reference samples.


Aluminum, food, preconcentration, biosorbent, magnetic solid phase extraction, ICP-OES

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