Speciation and Determination of Mercurials by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Methods

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R. Halko and M. Hutta

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic


Applications of HPLC to speciation and determination of mercury compounds in biological, clinical and environmental matrices are reviewed. Almost all modes of HPLC (reverse-phase, ion-pair, ion exchange, micellar) used so far for separation of mercury compounds of interest (Hg2+, CH3Hg+, (CH3)2Hg, C2H5Hg+, n-C3H7Hg+, C6H5Hg+, etc.) are discussed. Merits of various detection techniques used for mercury and/or organomercurials determination in combination with HPLC and brief description of isolation techniques are presented.


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