Fresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie

, Volume 334, Issue 1, pp 27–30 | Cite as

Organic mercury speciation in fish by capillary gas chromatography interfaced with atomic absorption spectrometry

  • Jiang Gui-bin
  • Ni Zhe-ming
  • Wang Shun-rong
  • Han Heng-bin
Original Papers Environmental Analyses


A rapid method for the speciation of mercury in fish has been described. Organomercurials in benzene extract were separated by glass capillary gas chromatography and detected by atomic absorption spectrometry. Spiked alkylmercury in fish yielded 95% recovery with one single extraction with benzene. The absolute detection limit was about 1.0×10−10 g mercury. The method can be applied to the determination of 0.04 ppm of mercury in a 0.5 g sample.


Chromatography Analytical Chemistry Mercury Benzene Inorganic Chemistry 
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Speziation von organischem Quecksilber in Fisch mit Hilfe der Capillar-Gas-Chromatographie in Verbindung mit AAS


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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiang Gui-bin
    • 1
  • Ni Zhe-ming
    • 1
  • Wang Shun-rong
    • 1
  • Han Heng-bin
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Eco-Environmental SciencesAcademia SinicaBeijingPeoples Republic of China

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