Determination of Traces of Selenium in Plant Materials by Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry

Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry법에 의한 식물체 중 극미량 셀렌의 분석

  • Published : 1985.06.01


Cathodic stripping voltammetric determination of traces of selenium in plant samples was studied. Stripping peak of selenium (IV) from Cu-Se intermettalic deposit in acidic media containing copper (II) ion is specific, highly sensitive and well defined, is successfully used for the quantitative determination of selenuin down to the level of 1ng/ml. Sample is burnt in a calorimeter bomb under the oxygen pressure of 40atm. and the selenium is absorbed in 0.1M NaOH. After the solution is filtrated, concentrated and acidified with HCl, then passed through a column of cation exchange resin in the $H^{+}$ form(Dowex 50X-8). The column eluate is analyzed for selenium by differential pulse cathodic stripping voltammetric method. Analytical results of selenium for NBS SMR is well agreement with the certified values. Results are given for a series of plant materials.