Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2003.09.043
Title: Application of liquid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls in blood plasma
Authors: Basheer, C. 
Lee, H.K. 
Obbard, J.P. 
Keywords: Liquid-phase microextraction
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2004
Citation: Basheer, C., Lee, H.K., Obbard, J.P. (2004-01-02). Application of liquid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls in blood plasma. Journal of Chromatography A 1022 (1-2) : 161-169. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2003.09.043
Abstract: This study investigated the feasibility of applying liquid-phase microextraction combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to determine polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in blood plasma. An efficient and simple extraction technique has been developed for the enrichment of PCBs from human blood plasma samples using single-step liquid-phase microextraction (LPME) in conjunction with a hollow fibre membrane (HFM). An eight PCB congener mixture was spiked into 2.5ml of blood plasma, and the solution was then adjusted to pH 10.5 with a salinity of 20% (w/v) prior to making the total volume to 5ml with ultrapure water. The porous HFM, filled with 3μl of organic solvent, was then immersed into the solution, which was continuously agitated at 700rpm for 30min. Extract (1μl) containing the pre-concentrated analytes was then injected into a GC-MS without further pre-treatment. Using an optimised extraction procedure, a large enrichment factor of the analytes, i.e. up to 241-fold was achieved in 30min. The procedure resulted in a relative standard deviation of <11% (n=6), and a linear calibration range from 2.5 to 150μg/l (r > 0.999), and detection limits between 0.07 and 0.94μg/l, respectively. To demonstrate the feasibility of the procedure, PCB concentrations were determined in actual blood samples collected from the local population in Singapore using the optimised LPME technique. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Chromatography A
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63499
ISSN: 00219673
DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2003.09.043
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