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    ABSTRACT: A newly developed large-volume injection (LVI) technique that employs a unique stomach-shaped inlet liner (SSIL) inside of a programmable temperature vaporizer was used for the determination of trace amounts of dioxins in human milk and plasma. The initial temperature and the initial dwelling time of the inlet and the kind of solvent used were found to be critical in determining the analytical sensitivity of dioxins due to the loss of these relatively volatile compounds during solvent vaporization. Human milk and plasma were purified and fractionated by pre-packed multi-layered silica-gel chromatography and activated carbon silica-gel column chromatography. A 20-microL aliquot of the fraction collected from the chromatography with toluene was directly applied to the LVI system in high-resolution gas chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry. Excellent correlation (r > 0.97) between the values obtained by the LVI method using the SSIL device and those by the conventional regular-volume splitless injection method was obtained for PCDDs, PCDFs and non-ortho PCBs in human milk and plasma samples.
    Analytical Sciences 07/2007; 23(6):661-6. DOI:10.2116/analsci.23.661 · 1.40 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to combine solid-phase extraction (SPE) with gas chromatography (GC) for the fully automated determination of pesticides and herbicides in aqueous samples. The interface technique employed for connecting SPE with GC was fast solvent vaporization and concentration in an open injector liner. The interface device consisted of the programmed-temperature vaporizing injector without using the packing material in the liner and the target compounds were concentrated around the inlet of the GC capillary column. This avoided the degradation of target compounds, and no precise control of the injecting speed was required, when an automatic SPE system was connected to GC-MS. The aqueous samples used in this system were prepared by spiking 29 kinds of pesticide and herbicide compounds, which are regulated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Japanese National government, in purified water and river water, to a resulting concentration of 1 microg/l. Employing this system, the recoveries and RSDs (n=6) of most compounds were greater than 75% and within 10%, respectively. From the results of this study, we found that on-line automatic SPE and capillary GC-MS equipped with the fast solvent vaporizing and concentrating method in an open injector liner could be connected in order to obtain good results for the determination of pesticides in water samples.
    Journal of Chromatography A 11/2000; 896(1-2):41-9. DOI:10.1016/S0021-9673(00)00681-6 · 4.26 Impact Factor
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