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  • for Microwave Digestion with SRC technology

    Nowadays, after three decades of technological development, it is clear that microwave - assisted sample preparation is not just fast heating, but also brings new strategies fully compatible with modern trace analysis. This statement is crystal clear when working with ultraCLAVE and ultraWAVE instruments. Based on the Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology, these instruments allow reaching pressures of up to 199 bar and temperatures as high as 300° C depending on the reaction vessel. Experts in sample preparation field agree that these instruments are the state of the art for performing digestions for different types of samples. Considering its performance and degree of automation, a paper published in 2012 asked about microwave - assisted digestion of organic samples: How simple can it become? Most papers below listed were selected from recent literature and these instruments were applied for digestions of plants, animal tissues, foods, suet oil and pharmaceutical samples. These applications demonstrated that the extreme reaction conditions achieved allowed efficient digestion even when using dilute solution of nitric acid, such as 2.0 mol/L, or only hydrogen peroxide.



"Multielement Plant Tissue Analysis Using ICP Spectrometry"
T. H. Hansen et al, Plant Mineral Nutrients: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 953, DOI 10.1007/978-1-62703-152-3_8

"Elemental profiles of herbal plants commonly used for cancer therapy in Ogun State, Nigeria."
Olujimi, O.O. et al, Microchemical Journal,117:233-241,2014.

"Influence of digestion procedures on the determination of rare earth elements in peat and plant samples by USN-ICP-MS"
Krachler, M. et al, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry,17:844-851,2002


"Feasibility of nut digestion using single reaction chamber for further trace element determination by ICP-OES"
Muller, C.C. et al, Microchemical Journal,116:255-260,2014.

"Multielemental composition of suet oil based on quantification by Ultrawave / ICP-MS coupled with chemometric analysis"
Jiang, J. et al, Molecules,19:4452-4465,2014.

"Microwave-assisted wet digestion with H2O2 at high temperature and pressure using single reaction chamber for elemental determination in milk powder by ICP-OES and ICP-MS"
Muller, E.I. et al, Talanta,157:232-238,2016.

General Samples

"Microwave-assisted digestion of organic samples: How simple can it become?"
Nóbrega, J.A. et al, Talanta,98:272-276,2012.
Petrochemical & Polymers

Petrochemical & Polymers

"Rare earth element determination in heavy crude oil by USN-ICP-MS after digestion using a microwave-assisted single reaction chamber"
Gabriel T. Druzian et al, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C6JA00184J

"Determination of elemental impurities in poly(vinylchloride) by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry"
Leticia S.F.Pereira et al, Talanta152(2016)371–377


"Study and determination of elemental impurities by ICP-MS in active pharmaceutical ingredients using single reaction chamber digestion in compliance with USP requirements"
Muller, A.L.H. et al, Talanta,136:161-169,2015.