Multiwall carbon nanotube- zirconium oxide nanocomposite hollow fiber solid phase microextraction for determination of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in water, coffee and tea samples.

Author(s) Yazdi, M.Nozohour; Yamini, Y.; Asiabi, H.
Journal J Chromatogr A
Date Published 2018 Jun 15

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the application of hollow fiber solid-phase microextraction (HF-SPME) followed by HPLC-UV to determine the ultra-trace amounts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as model analytes in complex coffee and tea samples. HF-SPME can be effectively used as an alternative to the direct immersion SPME (DI-SPME) method in complex matrices. The DI-SPME method suffers from serious limitation in dirty and complicated matrices with low sample clean-up, while the HF-SPME method has high clean-up and selectivity due to the high porosity of hollow fiber that can pick out analyte from complicated matrices. As a hollow fiber sorbent, a novel multiwall carbon nanotube/zirconium oxide nanocomposite (MWCNT/ZrO) was fabricated. The excellent adsorption of PAHs on the sorbent was attributed to the dominant roles of π-π stacking interaction and hydrophobic interaction. Under the optimized extraction conditions, the wide linear range of 0.1-200 μg L with coefficients of determination better than 0.998 and low detection limits of 0.033-0.16 μg L with satisfactory precision (RSD < 6.6%) were obtained. The relative recoveries obtained by spiking the PAHs in water, coffee and tea samples were in the range of 92.0-106.0%. Compared to other methods, MWCNT/ZrO hollow fiber solid phase microextraction demonstrated a good capability for determination of PAHs in complex coffee and tea samples.

DOI 10.1016/j.chroma.2018.04.040
ISSN 1873-3778
Citation J Chromatogr A. 2018;1554:815.

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