Speciation analysis of chromium by carboxylic group functionalized mesoporous silica with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Author(s) Zhu, Q.Y.; Zhao, L.Y.; Sheng, D.; Chen, Y.J.; Hu, X.; Lian, Hzhen; Mao, L.; Cui, X.B.
Journal Talanta
Date Published 2019 Apr 01
Abstract

Carboxyl-group functionalized mesoporous silica (CFMS) prepared by one-pot co-condensation method was employed for the solid phase extraction (SPE) of chromium species for the first time. A new approach of SPE coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was thus established for the speciation of chromium in environmental water samples. The influences of pH, volume of sample, extraction time, amount of adsorbent, elution conditions, co-existing ions and adsorption capacity were investigated on adsorption or elution of chromium species. Cr(VI) was not retained on the CFMS material in the pH range of 1.0-9.0, while Cr(III) was quantitatively adsorbed at pH 5.0-9.0. The captured Cr(III) was enriched by using 1.5 mol L HNO as elution solvent and detected by ICP-MS. Under the optimized SPE conditions, the maximum adsorption capacity of the CFMS for Cr(III) was 57.67 mg g and the enrichment factor was 25, with the detection limit (LOD) of 0.02 μg L. The proposed protocol has been successfully applied to chromium speciation in rain, lake and river water samples, which exhibited a prospect in field separation and enrichment of chromium species in environmental waters.

DOI 10.1016/j.talanta.2018.11.043
ISSN 1873-3573
Citation Zhu Q-, Zhao L-, Sheng D, Chen Y-, Hu X, Lian H-, et al. Speciation analysis of chromium by carboxylic group functionalized mesoporous silica with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Talanta. 2019;195:173-180.