Speciation Analysis of Chloroplatinates

  • Marianna VitkovaEmail author
  • Dinh Binh Chu
  • Gunda Koellensperger
  • Stephan Hann
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Metallic form of platinum is considered to be inert for biological reactions, but in contrast some Pt salts like hexachloroplatinate and tetrachloroplatinate, present at processes in platinum industry and at production of cytostatic platinum compounds, are among the most potent allergens and sensitizers. To assess their potential health risk, development of selective and sensitive analytical methods is inevitable. These compounds can be also found in various environmental compartments where they are released from car catalysts. However, the levels are often orders of magnitude lower which requires effective pretreatment prior to their analysis. In the present work, the most frequently methods used for the preconcentration as well as for speciation analysis of the chlorinated platinum compounds, either in occupational environment or in various natural matrices, will be presented and discussed.


Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Speciation Analysis Road Dust Platinum Compound 
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Capillary electrophoresis


Capillary electrophoresis—inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry


High performance liquid chromatography


Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry


Liquid chromatography


Liquid chromatography—inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry


Occupational exposure limit


Platinum group metals


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marianna Vitkova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dinh Binh Chu
    • 1
  • Gunda Koellensperger
    • 1
  • Stephan Hann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences—BOKU ViennaViennaAustria

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