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Determination of arsenic and selenium in woodlice by GFAAS


Raessler,  M.
Service Facility Spectrometry, Dr. M. Raessler, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Society;

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Raessler, M. (2004). Determination of arsenic and selenium in woodlice by GFAAS. Atomic Spectroscopy, 25(5), 217-220.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000E-D216-9
As and Se were determined in woodlice of the species Porcellio scaber (P. scab.) which were collected in pitfalls from a contaminated site near Jena, Thuringia, Germany. The animals were dried, ground, and digested using nitric acid combined with microwave-assisted high pressure digestion. Analysis of the samples was carried out by GFAAS with Zeeman background correction. The analytical method was developed based on two reference materials Dorm-2, Dogfish muscle (Squalus acanthias), and TORT-2, Lobster Hepatopancreas. The latter reference material was considered a close match to the matrix of the woodlice samples as both animal species are reported to store trace metals very efficiently in a particular section of their intestines: the hepatopancreas. [References: 10]