wet ashing

wet ashing

[′wet ′ash·iŋ]
(organic chemistry)
The conversion of an organic compound into ash (decomposition) by treating the compound with nitric or sulfuric acid.
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Wet ashing is primarily used in the preparation of samples for subsequent analysis of specific minerals.
For the analyses of specific minerals, wet ashing digestion is preferred to dry ashing.
Variable ratio of acids were used for digestion of medicinal plants, both are known wet ashing methods as follows:
Comparison of wet ashing methods for determination of total metals in Standard Reference Materials NBS- 1570 (Spinach) mg/100g