A procedure for the simultaneous determination of lead and cadmium in TiO2, by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) has been developed. The key feature of the method is the use of triethanolamine (TEA) to remove titanium interference: TiO2 undergoes acidic digestion with HF/H2SO4 at atmospheric pressure, TEA is added to the HCl solution of the residue and the solution is analysed using a standard ASV instrumentation, equipped with a hanging mercury drop electrode. The calibration curves for both lead and cadmium are linear up to 50 mug l(-1) of solution, and the detection limits are I mug l(-1), corresponding to I mug g(-1) of TiO2. Method reliability was tested by comparing the results with those given by electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy. The method has been successfully applied for determination of both contaminants in powdered titanium dioxide (raw materials) and in titanium dioxide-containing cosmetics (sunscreen products). (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Determination of lead and cadmium in titanium dioxide by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry / M. Panigati, M. Piccone, G. D'Alfonso, M. Orioli, M. Carini. - In: TALANTA. - ISSN 0039-9140. - 58:3(2002), pp. 481-488.

Determination of lead and cadmium in titanium dioxide by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry

M. Panigati
Primo
;
G. D'Alfonso;M. Orioli
Penultimo
;
M. Carini
Ultimo
2002

Abstract

A procedure for the simultaneous determination of lead and cadmium in TiO2, by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) has been developed. The key feature of the method is the use of triethanolamine (TEA) to remove titanium interference: TiO2 undergoes acidic digestion with HF/H2SO4 at atmospheric pressure, TEA is added to the HCl solution of the residue and the solution is analysed using a standard ASV instrumentation, equipped with a hanging mercury drop electrode. The calibration curves for both lead and cadmium are linear up to 50 mug l(-1) of solution, and the detection limits are I mug l(-1), corresponding to I mug g(-1) of TiO2. Method reliability was tested by comparing the results with those given by electrothermal atomic absorption spectroscopy. The method has been successfully applied for determination of both contaminants in powdered titanium dioxide (raw materials) and in titanium dioxide-containing cosmetics (sunscreen products). (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
Anodic stripping voltammetry; Cosmetics; Lead determination; Titanium dioxide
Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica
Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica
Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
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