Elemental Analysis in Yeast Cells and Microplastics by ICP-MS with Automated Micro-Flow Sample Introduction

Nanoparticle and Single Cell Elemental Analysis by ICP-MS has become popular in recent years due technological advancements in ICP-MS, as well as increasing needs for applications in various technical areas. On the other hand, microplastics have been the topics of discussions and research as its increasingly important role in environmental applications.

Various analytical techniques have their own limitations, such as the ability of particle characterization, particles sizes, and methods of sample introduction. In the current study, an automated, micro-flow autosampler in combination with a triple quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-QQQ) is used in the elemental analysis of yeast cells and microplastics.