Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 30(1), 105 (2014).

Needle-type Extraction Device Designed for Rapid and Sensitive Analysis in Gas Chromatography
Ikuo UETA* and Yoshihiro SAITO**
*Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Yamanashi, Kofu 400-8511, Japan
**Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi 441-8580, Japan
A needle-type extraction device is one of the promising sample preparation devices for the gas chromatographic (GC) analysis of various organic compounds. The most remarkable advantage of this device is a simple and rapid desorption of the analytes by direct insertion of an extraction needle into a conventional GC injection port. In this review, fundamental aspects of the needle-type extraction devices and its applications for the determination of trace organic compounds, especially volatile organic compounds (VOCs), in several sample matrices are described.