Iron Containing Supplement Biofer Investigated by X-ray Fluorescence, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy and Mössbauer Spectroscopy
R. Brzozowskia, P.J. Szałański a, J. Kaźmierczak a, K. Polański a, M. Pruba b and M. Moneta a
aUniversity of Łódź, Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics, Pomorska 149, 90-236 Łódź, Poland
bCzęstochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Częstochowa, Poland
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Iron, an important microelement essential to the functioning of the body, plays a special role in the process of respiration. There are more and more new products available on the pharmaceutical market. Some of them were the subject of previous studies, especially by using the Mössbauer spectroscopy. One of the latest is Biofer. For the present tests three tablets from three different production series of Biofer were used for examination of elemental composition using the X-ray fluorescence and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy methods. Information about oxidation of iron contained in the tablets was obtained with by means of the Mössbauer spectroscopy.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.905
PACS numbers: 61.05.Qr, 78.70.En, 87.14.Pq