A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the analysis of nitrated polcyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs) is reported. NPAH mixtures were pre-concentrated using solid-phase extraction and well resolved on a C(18) column. They were detected using an indirect method involving the quenching of the emission from the fluorophores 5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthol (5,6,7,8-THN-1-OH), 7-amino-4-methyl coumarin (Coumarin 120, COU-120) and 3-hydroxy-4-(2-hydroxy-4-sulfo-1-naphthylazo)2-naphthalene carboxylic acid (Calcon carboxylic acid, CCA). Linear calibration curves were obtained in the range 1.1 x 10(-9) to 1.1 x 10(-8) mol/L. Using COU 120 as the fluorophore, the detection limit was 2.9 x 10(-10) mol/L for 1-nitronaphthalene and 2.1 x 10(-11) mol/L for 2-nitrofluorene. Recoveries of NPAHs from spiked tap water samples were between 88 and 100%.
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