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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Determination of metals in bottled coconut water using an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer
Author: de Sousa, RA
Silva, JCJ
Baccan, N
Cadore, S
Abstract: Macro- (Ca, Mg) and microconstituents (Mn, Fe, Zn and Cu) were determined in bottled Brazilian coconut water without a mineralization step using an Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer. The presence of these elements in this beverage was investigated, considering the lack of information presented by the manufacturers who mention, in general, only the Na, Ca and Fe content. The experimental parameters (plasma power, nebulization flow rate, torch configuration and yttrium as internal standard) were optimized. The determinations showed low matrix interference, RSD usually lower than 2% and good accuracy confirmed with the analysis of a reference material and the quantitative recoveries obtained in experiments using analyte addition. The ranges of concentrations (mg L-1) of the analytes in different brands were: Ca (178-232), Mg (87-129), Mn (1.8-3.8), Fe (0.08-0.18), Zn (0.2-0.36) and Cu (0.09-0.19). LOQ values are (mg L-1): Ca-2.10, Mg-0.24, Mn-0.01, Fe-0.05, Zn-0.06 and Cu-0.03. Considering the Reference Daily Intakes for Minerals (RDI), we estimated the nutritional contribution for 300mL of the beverage, which is more relevant for Ca (6% of the RDI), Mg (8% of the RDI) and Mn (56% of the RDI). (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: metals
coconut water
ICPOES
macro- and microconstituents
Country: EUA
Editor: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jfca.2004.02.012
Date Issue: 2005
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