Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 32(2), 183 (2016).

An Improved Pneumatic Nebulization Gas–Solid Microextraction Device Used to Detect Triazine Herbicides in White Spirit
Hui XU,* Qiang FEI,* Hongyan SHAN,* Yanfu HUAN,* Hongyu MI,* Hanqi ZHANG,* Guanghua LI,** and Guodong FENG**
*College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130021, China
**State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Jiefang Road 2519, Changchun 130021, China
The pneumatic nebulization gas–solid microextraction device fascinating us is because it directly atomized organic samples to cross a solid-phase microextraction (SPME) cartridge without any pretreatment. In this work, both the spray chamber and SPME column of the extraction device were heated. We found that this would significantly improve the extraction efficiency of this method. Then, this method was used to detect seven triazine herbicides (atraton, desmetryn, atrazine, terbumeton, terbuthylazine, terbutryn, and dipropetryn) in drinking alcohol samples. The experimental results indicated that this extraction procedure could conveniently, efficiently and accurately concentrate any triazine herbicides from drinking alcohol samples. The limits of detection (LODs) were from 0.08 to 0.23 μg L−1, the limits of quantification (LOQs) were from 0.27 to 0.78 μg L−1. We used this method to detect triazine herbicides in five white spirit samples. Four concentrations were chosen (5, 25, 50 and 100 μg L−1) as the amounts of spikes to investigate the recovery and precision of the present PN-GSME method. The recoveries ranged from 95.91 to 106.67%. The relative standard deviations were not more than 6.51%. Also this method matches the requirement of the maximum residue limits of the European Union.