Author | Douglas D. Richardson

Articles

ICP-MS Speciation Analysis: Three Roles of Selenium

February 01, 2006

Spectroscopy

Article

The element selenium plays three distinct roles in biological processes, functioning in turn as a toxicant, a chemopreventive agent, and a heavy metal antagonist. This article discusses current research associated with each role, and how ICP-MS can be employed to better understand and utilize selenium's properties.