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Determination of silicon in biological samples using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry

Abstract

A method for the determination of silicon in plasma and urine is described using atomic absorption spectrometry with a graphite furnace. The procedure was carried out with a Perkin Elmer Zeeman-3030 instrument that had been modified to reduce silicon contamination by replacing the silicone rubber components. Interferences arising from the plasma matrix have been eliminated by the use of a chemical modifier in conjunction with a molybdenum treated L'vov platform and graphite tube. A procedure is also described for obtaining blood samples that are free of silicon contamination. The mean plasma silicon value for 15 normal individuals was 0.17 ± 0.10 [standard deviation (SD)] mg l–1; the mean urine concentration was 11.0 ± 7.5 (SD) mg l–1.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/JA9900500687
Citation: J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1990,5, 687-689
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    Determination of silicon in biological samples using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry

    H. J. Gitelman and F. R. Alderman, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1990, 5, 687
    DOI: 10.1039/JA9900500687

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