Microplastics in seafood: Benchmark protocol for their extraction and characterization

Highlights

•Integrity of 15 plastics were tested using six protocols of digestion.
•Protocols using HNO3 led to significant polyamide degradation.
•KOH 10% solution does not affect the integrity of all tested plastics except for CA.
•KOH 10% provides effective digestion of mussel, crab & fish tissues.
•KOH 10% is the best compromise for extraction and identification of microplastics.

Alexandre Dehaut, Anne-Laure Cassone, Laura Frère and al., Environmental Pollution, Volume 215, August 2016, Pages 223–233

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