A fast method for the determination of lead in honey samples using stabilizer-free silver nanoparticles.

Author(s) Bittar, D.Borges; Catelani, T.Augusto; Pezza, L.; Pezza, H.Redigolo
Journal Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc
Date Published 2018 Jan 15

A sensitive, rapid and robust method based on the use of stabilizer-free silver nanoparticles was developed for lead detection in honey. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized without the presence of any stabilizers using silver nitrate and sodium borohydride as precursors where the latter was applied as reducing agent. The optimization of the experimental variables (AgNO3 and NaBH4) for the formation of the nanoparticles was carried out using varying volumes of these solutions. Spectrophotometric measurements at 393nm showed a linear working range between 0.0500 and 0.167mgL(-1) lead (R=0.994), with limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) of 0.0135 and 0.0451mgL(-1), respectively. The proposed method proved to be a significantly sensitive mechanism for lead detection in honey samples.

DOI 10.1016/j.saa.2017.08.032
ISSN 1873-3557
Citation Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2018;189:221226.

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