Application of Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry for the Measurement of Chromium, Selenium, and Molybdenum in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritional Products: First Action 2011.19
Authors: Pacquette, Lawrence H.; Szabo, Andre; Thompson, Joseph J.; Baugh, Steve
Source: Journal of AOAC International, Volume 95, Number 3, May-June 2012 , pp. 588-598(11)
Publisher: AOAC International
Abstract:An inductively coupled plasma/MS method was developed for the simultaneous determination of Cr, Se, and Mo in infant formula and other nutritional products. All samples were digested using a closed vessel microwave oven system, together with Ni and Te internal standards. The practical quantitation limits for Cr, Se, and Mo were 0.4, 0.2, and 0.4 ng/mL, respectively; dilution factors were 250 for powders and 50 for liquids. The Cr, Se, and Mo concentrations in 10 nutritional products were within specification limits; within-day and day-to-day (6 independent days) precision values were <5% RSD. For two control samples, the observed precision was ≤2% RSD over 10 independent days. Cr, Se, and Mo results were within the certified limits in three National Institute of Standards and Technology standard reference materials. The average sample spike recoveries for 10 nutritional products ranged from 93 to 107%. Robustness studies showed a minimal effect from concomitant easily ionized element concentrations. However, the choice of internal standard and matrix-matching carbon content were critical to obtaining accurate Se results. All indications are that this method would be a suitable candidate as a global reference method for the determination of these trace elements in infant formula, adult nutritionals, and other nutritional products.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-05-01
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