Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
SANTOS, Denilson S. S et al. Determination of copper, iron, lead and zinc in gasoline by sequential multi-element flame atomic absorption spectrometry after solid phase extraction. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp. 552-557. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532011000300020.
A procedure was developed for determination of copper, iron, lead and zinc in gasoline. The procedure was based on the preconcentration of metals using a resin modified with 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid (XAD-DHB), followed by desorption with an acid eluent. The components in the eluate were then determined by fast sequence flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FS-FAAS). The gasoline samples were prepared as microemulsions by mixing 80 mL of sample with 17 mL of propan-1-ol and 3 mL of a buffer solution (pH 10). The chemical and physical variables influencing the extraction were optimized. The LODs obtained were 2.2 µg L-1 Fe, 3.1 µg L-1 Cu, 2.3 µg L-1 Pb and 2.6 µg L-1 Zn. The RSDs ranged from 5.8 to 9.7% in samples spiked with 0.05 and 0.1 mg L-1 of each metal and recoveries varied from 82 to 99%. The procedure was suitable for determination of the analytes at µg L-1 levels in gasoline samples collected from several gas stations in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil.
Palabras llave : preconcentration; metal; gasoline; solid phase extraction; FS-FAAS.