Simultaneous determination of four trace level endocrine disrupting compounds in environmental samples by solid-phase microextraction coupled with HPLC
Publication date: 1 September 2015
Source:Talanta, Volume 142
Author(s): Lingling Wang , Zhenzhen Zhang , Xu Xu , Danfeng Zhang , Fang Wang , Lei Zhang
A simple, rapid, sensitive and effective method for the simultaneous determination of four endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) (bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol AF (BPAF) and bisphenol AP (BPAP)) in environment water samples based on solid-phase microextraction (SPME) coupled with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was developed. Multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) adsorbents showed a good affinity to the target analytes. These compounds were rapidly extracted within 10min. Various experimental parameters that could affect the extraction efficiencies had been investigated in detail. Under the optimum conditions, the enrichment factors of the method for the target EDCs were found to be 500. Satisfactory precision and accuracy of the method were obtained in a low concentration range of 2.0–500.0ngmL−1. The method detection limits were in the range of 0.10–0.30ngmL−1. The high pre-concentration rate and efficiency of the method ensure its successful application in extraction of trace EDCs from large volumes of environmental water samples. The extraction recoveries in real samples ranged from 85.3% to 102.5% with the relative standard deviations (n=5) less than 3.74%.