Influence of storage conditions on the determination of organotin in mussels

Anna Maria Caricchia, Salvatore Chiavarini, Carlo Cremisini, Roberto Morabito, Rossana Scerbo

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In order to check the possible occurrence of degradation of tributyltin and triphenyltin in mussel samples during their storage, a 1-year stability study was carried out. Analyses by gas chromatography with flame photometric detection and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry were performed on freeze-dried mussel samples stored under different conditions of temperature and light. The results showed that very good stability of butyl- and phenyltins can be achieved when samples are stored at -20°C in the dark. In contrast, samples stored at room temperature showed significant variations in organotin speciation, particularly in the presence of light. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329 - 334
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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