Metallic nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely used in different areas of science. Usually, they are immobilized on a low-cost support for catalysis purposes. However, there is a lack of studies for specific methods for analytical quantification since the extraction of these metallic NPs from the matrix is still a challenge. In this work, 15 metallic NPs were synthesized (Pt, Pd, Au, Ag, Rh, Ru, Nb, Mn, Co, Cu, Zr, Sn, Ce, Ni and W) supported on a commercial carbon black (Vulcan XC72). Then, six different methods were employed for sample preparation and further determination by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results can be divided in three groups concerning the extraction of metallic NPs: the first group could be extracted from the matrix with nitric acid, for the second one it was necessary to employ a digestion at 25 °C (room temperature), and finally a third group which was found to be independent of acid and temperature. These findings can contribute to future research in the field of catalysis to improve their characterization regarding the metallic NPs.
de Moura Souza, F., Pollo Paniz, F., Pedron, T., Coelho dos Santos, M., & Lemos Batista, B. (2019). A high-throughput analytical tool for quantification of 15 metallic nanoparticles supported on carbon black. Heliyon, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01308