Voltammetric analysis of human hair samples

Elza A. Zakharova, Galina Borisovna Slepchenko, Elena G. Cherempey, Valentina M. Pichugina

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The investigation of trace elements levels in human hair is a source of basic information for biological, medical, environmental and forensic sciences. A review of 70 abstracts devoted to voltammetric (VA) analysis of hair for the period of 1995-2000 years has been made. The most part of the investigations was performed in China. The main trends in VA- analysis - variants of VA methods (adsorptive, stripping, catalytic), types of electrodes, determined elements (24 essential and toxic) and drugs were revealed. VA-method attracts analysts by remarkable sensitivity, speciation capabilities and low cost. The authors propose simple and sensitive VA - procedures for determination of both essential (zinc, copper, iodine) and toxic trace elements (cadmium, lead) in human hair samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology - Proceedings: KORUS 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780370082, 9780780370081
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event5th Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology, KORUS 2001 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Jun 20013 Jul 2001


Other5th Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology, KORUS 2001
CountryRussian Federation


  • Hair analysis
  • Review
  • Trace elements determination
  • Voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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