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Molecules 2018, 23(11), 2886;

Determination of Metals Content in Wine Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdańsk University of Technology, 11/12 Narutowicza Street, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Department of Water and Soil Analysis, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89 b, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blvd., 1126 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Received: 3 October 2018 / Revised: 22 October 2018 / Accepted: 1 November 2018 / Published: 5 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Studies of Food and Beverages)
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Knowledge about the metal content of wine is very important, for many reasons. Depending on the element, its quantity varies in wine from ng/L to mg/L. Despite the fact that metals are not directly connected to the taste and aroma of the wine, their content should be determined and controlled, because excess is undesirable, and in some cases prohibited, due to potential toxicity. Several analytical procedures for metal determination are applied. However, due to sensitivity, low limit of detection and speed of analysis, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is one of the most frequently used techniques. The aim of this study was to reveal specific relationships between the wine samples or between the chemical variables in order to classify the wines according to their metal content by application of chemometric analysis. For metals content determination, two techniques, ICP-MS and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), were applied. Data obtained showed that none of the wine samples surpassed the toxic levels reported for metals in the literature, thus, these wines appeared to be safe as regards the risk associated with the potentially toxic metals intake. However, specific correlations between metals and specific aspects of the wines themselves have been found. View Full-Text
Keywords: wine; metals; soil; chemometric analysis; ICP-MS; ICP-OES wine; metals; soil; chemometric analysis; ICP-MS; ICP-OES

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Płotka-Wasylka, J.; Frankowski, M.; Simeonov, V.; Polkowska, Ż.; Namieśnik, J. Determination of Metals Content in Wine Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. Molecules 2018, 23, 2886.

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