Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 19(11), 1491 (2003).

Solid-Phase Extraction of Several Phthalate Esters from Environmental Water Samples on a Column Packed with Polytetrafluoroethylene Turnings
Yaqi CAI, Guibin JIANG,  and Jingfu LIU
Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 2871, Beijing, 100085, China
A method for the determination of several phthalate esters in water samples using solid-phase extraction coupled to high performance liquid chromatography was developed. A polytetrafluoroethylene turnings packed column was used as a SPE adsorbent material. The analytes were sorbed on polytetrafluoroethylene turnings, from which they were eluted by a small amount of acetonitrile, followed by a RP-HPLC-UV analysis. Detection limits (3σ) of 4.7, 3.1, 3.6, 4.3, and 5.8 ng mL-1 for di-n-butyl-phthalate, di-cyclohexyl-phthalate, di-n-octyl-phthalate, di-n-nonyl-phthalate and di-iso-decylphthalate, respectively, were achieved. Acceptable recovery results (92.1 - 127.5%) were obtained on five phthalate esters spiked samples.