Food Chemistry, vol.388, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
© 2022 Elsevier LtdIn the presented work, a coprecipitation method was developed for separation–preconcentration, and determination of trace quantities of propineb in vegetable samples. Propineb was coprecipitated by using Al(OH)3. The zinc contents in complex structure of propineb was determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). The propineb concentration was calculated by using stoichiometric relationship between the zinc and propineb. Several parameters including the amount of aluminum(III) as carrier element and hydroxide concentration and sample volume were examined. The effects of matrix ions were also investigated. The preconcentration factor was calculated as 15. The limit of detection (LOD) value for propineb was calculated as 15.2 μg L-1. The presented coprecipitation procedure was successfully applied to determination of propineb in vegetable samples.