Single particle ICP-MS characterization of platinum nanoparticles uptake and bioaccumulation by Lepidium sativum and Sinapis alba plants

Javier Jiménez-Lamana , Justyna Wojcieszek , Małgorzata Jakubiak , Monika Asztemborska , Joanna Szpunar


The increasing use of platinum in different forms including engineered nanoparticles (PtNPs) in a wide range of industrial applications and in particular in automotive catalysts is leading to a rising concern about their release and fate in the environment. This study investigates for the first time the uptake and fate of PtNPs by plants. Two model organisms Lepidium sativum and Sinapis alba were exposed to 70 nm PtNPs. An enzymatic digestion method was developed in order to extract intact PtNPs from the different plant tissues, optimizing different parameters in order to obtain the highest number of nanoparticles. Single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS) was developed to provide information about nanoparticle size, nanoparticle number concentration and the presence of dissolved platinum in the samples. The enzymatic treatment allowed the extraction of PtNPs from the different tissues without changing their oxidation or aggregation state. The presence of PtNPs at the nominal size in all tissues from both plants was observed. PtNPs with higher sizes than the nominal one were observed as well, suggesting the occurrence of an ggregation process. The presence of platinum in the dissolved form was not detected.
Author Javier Jiménez-Lamana
Javier Jiménez-Lamana,,
, Justyna Wojcieszek KChA
Justyna Wojcieszek,,
- Chair Of Analytical Chemistry
, Małgorzata Jakubiak
Małgorzata Jakubiak,,
, Monika Asztemborska
Monika Asztemborska,,
, Joanna Szpunar
Joanna Szpunar,,
Journal seriesJournal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, ISSN 0267-9477
Issue year2016
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2016 = 3.379 (2) - 2016=3.205 (5)
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