Arsenic speciation in rice samples for trace level determination by high performance liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry

Kara S., Chormey D. S., Saygilar A., BAKIRDERE S.

FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.356, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 356
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.129706
  • Journal Name: FOOD CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Six arsenic species, namely arsenite (AsIII), arsenate (AsV), monomethylarsonic acid (MMA), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA), arsenobetaine (AsB) and arsenocholine (AsC) were speciated using a combination of highperformance liquid chromatography and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS). Under optimum chromatographic conditions, six arsenic species were well separated, and the performance of the combined system (HPLC-ICP-MS) for the species was determined. The limits of detection were calculated in the range of 0.14-0.29 ng/mL, and the corresponding quantification limits ranged between 0.45 and 0.97 ng mL-1 for the species. Spike recovery experiments performed on rice samples were used to validate the method's applicability to complex matrices. The recovery results calculated ranged between 93 and 109%, validating the method's applicability. Triplicate measurements for all spiked samples recorded percent relative standard deviation values below 10%.