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

Authors
  • Yazdi, Mahnaz Nozohour1
  • Yamini, Yadollah2
  • Asiabi, Hamid1
  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-175, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-175, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Iran)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of chromatography. A
Publication Date
Apr 17, 2018
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2018.04.040
PMID: 29691055
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

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/ZrO2) 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-1 with coefficients of determination better than 0.998 and low detection limits of 0.033-0.16 μg L-1 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/ZrO2 hollow fiber solid phase microextraction demonstrated a good capability for determination of PAHs in complex coffee and tea samples.

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