Determination of Arsenic in Human Scalp Hair by Hydride Generation-Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry

수소화물 생성-유도 결합 플라즈마 분광법에 의한 머리카락 중 비소의 분석

  • 박형신 (경희대학교 자연과학대학 화학과) ;
  • 김선태 (한국과학기술연구원 특성분석센터) ;
  • 진현철 (한국과학기술연구원 특성분석센터) ;
  • 류시생 (동덕여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 최범석 (경희대학교 자연과학대학 화학과)
  • Received : 1992.02.20
  • Published : 1992.03.25


A method to determine the trace level of arsenic in scalp hair by the hydride generation(HG)-inductively coupled plasma(ICP) spectrometry is described. The optimum conditions for the generation of arsine($AsH_3$), and the interference effects from the concomitant ions were studied. Severe interference effect from Ni(II) is circumvented by the coprecipitation of arsenic with $La(OH)_3$. The detection limit of arsenic is 0.3ppm and the arsenic contents in scalp hair ranged 10~20ppb.