versão impressa ISSN 0100-4042
DIAS, Vera Maria da Costa e SATTE, Maria Salete Selaimen. Determination of As in environmental organic samples by atomic absorption spectrometry with electrothermal atomization after O2 bomb combustion. Quím. Nova [online]. 2003, vol.26, n.5, pp. 661-664. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422003000500007.
The toxicity of the major As species present in the environment justifies the effort for quantifying the element in environmental organic samples, which can vary from animal and vegetal tissues to coal and industrial residues. This paper comments about the applicability of the O2 bomb digestion, as a general procedure for all environmental organic materials. A rapid and straightforward method is suggested, which consists in burning the sample in the bomb at high O2 pressure, dissolving the vapours in diluted HNO3 and determining As in the resulting solution by atomic absorption spectrometry with electrothermal atomization. The method was applied to certified materials and plant samples.
Palavras-chave : arsenic; oxygen bomb; environmental samples.