ICP-OES determination of elements in volatile organic compounds and anesthetics
The determination of several trace elements, including calcium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, silver, and zinc in an extremely volatile matrix was performed by ICP-OES. Triclorotrifluoroethane was used as the primary solvent due to its similarity to the inhaled anesthetic agents, with high volatility and low combustibility. The parameters discussed allowed for a correlation coefficient of each calibration curve for the elements determined to be within the range of 0.99-1.0. Good recovery of spiked samples was obtained, allowing for the determination of elements within a volatile matrix.