Fresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie

, Volume 333, Issue 6, pp 641–644 | Cite as

Marine biological reference materials for methylmercury: analytical methodologies used in certification

  • S. S. Berman
  • K. W. M. Siu
  • P. S. Maxwell
  • D. Beauchemin
  • V. P. Clancy
Original Papers Drugs and Toxic Substances


The methylmercury concentrations in three existing marine biological certified reference materials — TORT-1, DORM-1 and DOLT-1 — are determined by gas chromatography with electron capture detection, cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry after selective isolation of methylmercury. Two such procedures were used. These and the three analytical techniques are evaluated and compared. The certified methylmercury concentrations are: TORT-1, 0.128 ± 0.014; DORM-1, 0.731±0.060; and DOLT-1, 0.080 ± 0.011 Μg Hg/g dry weight.


Mass Spectrometry Reference Material Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Absorption Spectrometry 
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Meeresbioligische Referenzmaterialien für Methylquecksilber: Analytische Methoden der Zertifizierung


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Berman
    • 1
  • K. W. M. Siu
    • 1
  • P. S. Maxwell
    • 1
  • D. Beauchemin
    • 1
  • V. P. Clancy
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of ChemistryNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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