Determination of Arsenic(III) and Total Arsenic at Trace Levels in Baby Food Samples via a New Functionalized Magnetic Graphane Oxide Nanocomposite


BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH, vol.199, pp.4856-4866, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 199
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12011-021-02754-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.4856-4866
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Baby food safety is an essential issue in health policy. For this reason, a simple, cheap, and fast analytical procedure to developed arsenic(III) and total arsenic determination in baby food samples using functionalized magnetic graphane oxide nanocomposite. A new nanocomposite anchored of tiopronin (TSH) magnetic graphane oxide (GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH) was first synthesized/characterized and used as an adsorbent to determine arsenic(III) and total arsenic for baby food samples. Arsenic(III) was directly determined on GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH nanocomposite at pH 4.5. The determination of total arsenic used KI and L( +) ascorbic acid solution as reducing reagents. The parameters influential on arsenic(III) determination in the baby food samples including the sample's pH, adsorption time, amount of GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH, eluent type, sample volume, reducing reagent type and amount, and also foreign ion effect were investigated. The GO-PG4@Fe3O4-TSH carrying As(III) could easily be separated from baby food samples via applying an external magnetic field. The detection limit for arsenic(III) was found as 0.11 mu g L-1, while the limit of quantification values was computed as 0.37 mu g L-1. The precision of results, expressed as relative standard deviation, was always lower than 1.6% at 1 mg L-1 As(III) levels. The accuracy of this method was confirmed by analysis of certified reference material. The method was successively applied to determine arsenic(III) and total arsenic in baby food samples.