Comparison of fast-atom bombardment, thermal ionization and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the measurement of 64Zn/67Zn stable isotopes in human nutrition studies

J Eagles, S J Fairweather-Tait, F A Mellon, D E Portwood, R Self, A Götz, K G Heumann, H M Crews

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fast-atom bombardment, thermal ionization and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry are contrasted in comparative measurements of 64Zn/67Zn isotope ratios on samples isolated in the course of a human mineral-nutrition experiment. The data are evaluated with reference to the precision normally required in enriched stable-isotope mineral-nutrition studies, and the convenience of the mass spectrometric techniques is also compared.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1989

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Feces
  • Humans
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Fast Atom Bombardment
  • Trace Elements
  • Zinc
  • Zinc Isotopes

Cite this