Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
PEREIRA, Éderson R. et al. Assessment of inorganic contaminants in golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) in Southern Brazil. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.5, pp. 846-853. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532012000500009.
Major and trace element content was determined in golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) collected in the São Gonçalo Channel (Rio Grande City, Brazil). A microwave-assisted digestion procedure in closed vessels was applied to mussel decomposition and subsequent determination of elements by spectrometric techniques. Results showed that the mussel tissue contains Ag, Al, As, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, P, Pb, S, Sn, Sr, Ti, V and Zn, while the same elements (except Ag and Hg) were quantified in its shell, demonstrating its potential as a biomarker. In this sense, these results can be used to establish an initial view and to contribute to further studies related to element contamination in the area under study.
Palabras llave : inorganic contaminants; microwave-assisted digestion; Limnoperna fortunei; spectrometric techniques.