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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
Caricchia, A. M., Chiavarini, S., Cremisini, C., Morabito, R., & Scerbo, R. (1994). Influence of storage conditions on the determination of organotin in mussels. Analytica Chimica Acta, 286(3), 329 - 334. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-2670(94)85079-8