Simultaneous low-level determination of iodine and manganese in biological materials by radiochemical neutron activation analysis
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A new RNAA procedure was developed for simultaneous determination of low levels of I and Mn in biological materials. The procedure is based on sample decomposition by alkaline-oxidative fusion in a mixture of Na2O2 + NaOH at 900°C followed by extraction of elementary iodine by chloroform. Subsequently, Mn is separated either by precipitation of hydrated MnO2 or by extraction of the Mn-diethyldithiocarbamate complex in chloroform. The accuracy of the RNAA procedure developed was proven by analysis of several low-level biological reference materials. Detection limits of I and Mn achievable in both institutes and the degree of interference for the Mn determination due to 56Fe(n,p)56Mn reaction with fast neutrons are discussed.
KeywordsHPGe Detector Radiochemical Neutron Activation Analysis Elementary Iodine Fusion Cake Stefan Institute
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