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"Solid phase extraction of Co ions using L-tyrosine immobilized on multiwall carbon nanotubes"
P.H. Pacheco, P. Smichowski, G. Polla and L.D. Martinez
Talanta 79(2) (2009) 249-253
A study was performed to assess the performance of aminoacids immobilized on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for their employment as a sorbent for solid phase extraction systems. An immobilization method is introduced and the aminoacid L-tyrosine was chosen as a case study. A spectrophotometric study revealed the amount of aminoacid immobilizated on CNTs surface, and it turned to be of 3174 µmol of L-tyr g-1. The material was tested for Co retention using a minicolumn inserted in a flow system. At pH 7.0, the amount of Co retained by the column was of 37.58 ± 3.06 µmol Co g-1 of CNTs. A 10% (v/v) HNO3 solution was chosen as eluent. The pH study revealed that Co binding increased at elevated pH values. The calculation of the mol ratio (moles of Co bound at pH 9 to moles of L-tyr) turned to be 3:1. The retention capacity was compared to other bivalent cations and showed the following tendency: Cu2+ > Ni2+ > Zn2+  Co2+. The analytical performance was evaluated and an enrichment factor of 180 was obtained when 10 mL of 11.37 µg L-1 Co solution was loaded onto the column at pH 9.0; reaching a limit of detection (LoD) of 50 ng L-1. The proposed system was successfully applied to Co determination in QC-LL2 standard reference material (metals in natural water).
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