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A novel N,N′-bis(acetylacetone)ethylenediimine functionalized silica-core shell magnetic nanosorbent for manetic dispersive solid phase extraction of copper in cereal and water samples

Azizi, Maryam, Seidi, Shahram, Rouhollahi, Ahmad
Food chemistry 2018 v.249 pp. 30-37
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, acetone, copper, copper nanoparticles, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, heavy metals, humans, magnetism, scanning electron microscopy, solid phase extraction, sorbents
Determination of heavy metals at trace levels has a great deal of importance due to their undesirable effects on human life. In this study, N,N′-bis (acetyl acetone) ethylenediimine (Fe3O4@SiO2-EDN) was synthesized and applied for dispersive solid phase extraction of copper in water and cereal samples followed by FAAS. Sorbent characterization was investigated by SEM, FT-IR, EDX and VSM. The effective parameters were optimized using a central composite design. Under the optimal conditions, LOD (S/N = 3) and LOQ, preconcentration factor and RSD% were found to be 1.5 ng mL−1, 4.0 ng mL−1, 13 and 2.3%, respectively. The calibration curve was linear within the range of 4.0–175 ng mL−1 with r2 > 0.998. Relative recoveries were achieved within the range of 90.0–95.0%. With thanks of the good resulting analytical performance in this work, the proposed method can be applied as a suitable alternative for trace analysis of copper.