Determination of Some Trace Elements in Dried Red Plum Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

Document Type : Research Article


Gazi University, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 06500, Ankara, TURKEY


This study aims to determine the trace metals of (Mg, Fe, Cu, Pb, Cr, As, Ni, Zn, and Se) in some dried red plums specimens from Turkey. The metals in the dried red plum samples were determined using ICP-OES after solubilization in microwave digestion methods. With this technique, fast and high-precision determination of trace elements was made. Validation of the proposed method was carried out by using a NIST-SRM 1515-Apple Leaves certified reference material. Element concentrations in dried red plum samples were 44–47 (Mg), 15-18 (Fe), 03.1–3.2 (Cu), 4.1–4.4 (Pb), 1.4–1.6 (Cr), 1.1–1.3 (As), 2.5–2.8 (Ni), 3.4–3.7 (Zn) and 4.2–4.5 (Se) µg/g. The results were compared with the literature values.


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