AbstractDuring the last decade the field of elemental speciation spurred the development of analytical procedures based on the hyphenation of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and different separation techniques such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis or even gel electrophoresis based techniques. The fact that The development and application.
The important role of elemental speciation analysis in modern analytical chemistry.
But also by the fact that a number of new either national or international legal regulations are being implemented in different countries based on these developments.
Especially ICP-MS in combination with different separation techniques has the potential to meet the special analytical requirements, which come along with new regulations such as a high detection sensitivity, to allow the confident assessment of low threshold values.
This chapter will provide an overview about the recent application of different chromatographic techniques hyphenated to ICP-MS for environmental related speciation analysis. A special focus will lay on the application of such approaches for the determination of emerging, environmentaly relevant compounds.