EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

Journal of chromatography. A

Solid-phase microextraction versus single-drop microextraction for the analysis of nitroaromatic explosives in water samples.


PMID 11771829

Abstract

This paper compares solid-phase microextraction (SPME) with a recently developed extraction method called single-drop microextraction (SDME) for the analysis of nitroaromatic explosives in water samples. The two techniques are examined in terms of procedure, chromatographic analysis and method performance. All practical considerations for both techniques are also reviewed. SPME requires dedicated apparatus and is relatively expensive, as the fiber's lifetime is limited. However, it has the advantages over SDME that it can be easily used for headspace analysis and has lower detection limits for all the target analytes. SDME requires more elaborate manual operations, thus affecting linearity and precision.