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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Determination of trace elements in liquid aspartame sweeteners by ICPOES and ICP-MS following acid digestion|
|Author:||de Sousa, RA|
|Abstract:||In order to determine inorganic constituents and contaminants in liquid aspartame sweeteners, different brands of this product were analyzed by ICP OES and ICP-MS. The samples were submitted to acid digestion and parameters such as internal standardization and wavelengths, in the case of ICP OES, and a recovery test were evaluated. The analytes studied were As, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, K, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn. Since there is not a certified reference material for sweeteners, the accuracy of the proposed method was evaluated by recovery tests and the values were in the range of 90-110% for the majority of the analytes. The detection limits for the elements determined by ICP OES were in the range 0.01 (Mn)- 2.0 (K) mu g g(-1) while those determined by ICP-MS were 0.001 mu g g(-1) for all the elements except Mn and As (0.002 mu g g(-1)). The relative standard deviations were below 12% for ICP OES and below 14% for ICP-MS determinations. The mean concentration of the elements detected by ICP OES (Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Na, and Zn) varied according to the brand. The other analytes, were determined by ICP-MS. For these elements, a significant variation in their concentrations was also found for different samples, except for Co and Ni. The use of both multielemental techniques allowed the evaluation of the inorganic composition and the rapid determination of several elements in aspartame sweeteners, with adequate accuracy.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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