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Mercury Standard for ICP

TraceCERT®, 1000 mg/L Hg in nitric acid

Quality Level


certified reference material

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1000 mg/L Hg in nitric acid


ICP: suitable

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single component solution

General description

This certified reference material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034. This CRM is traceable to SI unit kg and measured against primary material from an NMI, e.g. NIST.
Certified content incl. uncertainty and expiry date are given on the label. Information about trace impurities are stated on the certificate.
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Mercury standard may have been used as reference standard in HPLC-ICP-MS analysis for the determination of methyl and inorganic mercury from biological samples.

Analysis Note

1000 mg/L Hg in 12% nitric acid, prepared with high purity Hg metal, HNO3 and water

Other Notes

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Legal Information

TraceCERT is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


CorrosionHealth hazard

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT RE 2

Target Organs


Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Meng Wang et al.
Talanta, 71(5), 2034-2039 (2007-03-30)
A mild, efficient and convenient extraction method of using 2-mercaptoethanol contained extractant solution combined with an incubator shaker for determination of mercury species in biological samples by HPLC-ICP-MS has been developed. The effects of the concentration of 2-mercaptoethanol, the composition...
Nabi Shariatifar et al.
Biological trace element research, 198(2), 721-731 (2020-03-20)
Rice is one of the most valuable nutrients in the diet of most people in the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of various pre-cooking (washing, soaking) and cooking processes (traditional and rinse) of rice...


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