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Abstract

Biological reference materials for elemental speciation were prepared at the National Institute for Environmental Studies. A new human hair reference material, prepared by cryogenic grinding using a ceramic disc mill, is in the process of certification for methyl-Hg and trace elements. Hijiki seaweed reference material was prepared for As speciation studies, primarily for use in the analysis of As(V). Scallop tissue reference material will be certified for arsenobetaine.

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Okamoto, K., Yoshinaga, J. & Morita, M. Biological and environmental reference materials from the National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan). Mikrochim Acta 123, 15–21 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01244373

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Key words

  • element speciation
  • methylmercury
  • arsenobetaine
  • human hair
  • marine algae