A simple and time-saving analytical method for the determination of methylmercury in biological samples

Ji Hee Shin, Matthew J. Lee, Yujin Eom, Tai Gyu Lee

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In this study, a new method utilizing a sodium compound (either NaCl or Na2CO3) and acetonitrile (MeCN) was developed. The proposed method was validated by comparing the MeHg recoveries (%) of both of the certified reference materials and the market-purchased fish samples to the MeHg concentration obtained using AOAC Official Method 988.11 and the KFSC Method. The experimental results indicate that the newly proposed method in this work is a promising alternative, for its significantly simpler and faster sample pretreatment procedure with a MeHg recovery as high as those of AOAC Official Method 988.11 and the KFSC Method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 25


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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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