Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are common environmental pollutants in both living and working environments. The aim of this studywas the development of a headspace solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography–isotope dilution mass spectrometry (HS-SPME/GC–IDMS) method for the simultaneous quantification of 13 PAHs in urine samples. Different parameters affecting PAHs extraction by HS-SPME were considered and optimized: type/thickness of fiber coatings, extraction temperature/time, desorption temperature/time, ionic strength and sample agitation. The stability of spiked PAHs solutions and of real urine samples stored up to 90 days in containers of different materials was evaluated. In the optimized method, analytes were absorbed for 60 min at 80 ◦C in the sample headspace with a 100µm polydimethylsiloxane fiber. The method is very specific, with linear range fromthe limit of quantification to 8.67×103 ng L−1, a within-run precision of <20% and a between-run precision of <20% for 2-, 3- and 4-ring compounds and of <30% for 5-ring compounds, trueness within 20% of the spiked concentration, and limit of quantification in the 2.28–2.28×101 ng L−1 range. An application of the proposed method using 15 urine samples from subjects exposed to PAHs at different environmental levels is shown.

Quantification of 13 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in human urine by headspace solid phase microextraction gas chromatography-isotope dilution mass spectrometry / L. Campo, R. Mercadante, F. Rossella, S. Fustinoni. - In: ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA. - ISSN 0003-2670. - 631:2(2009), pp. 196-205. [10.1016/j.aca.2008.10.041]

Quantification of 13 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in human urine by headspace solid phase microextraction gas chromatography-isotope dilution mass spectrometry

L. Campo
Primo
;
R. Mercadante
Secondo
;
S. Fustinoni
Ultimo
2009

Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are common environmental pollutants in both living and working environments. The aim of this studywas the development of a headspace solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography–isotope dilution mass spectrometry (HS-SPME/GC–IDMS) method for the simultaneous quantification of 13 PAHs in urine samples. Different parameters affecting PAHs extraction by HS-SPME were considered and optimized: type/thickness of fiber coatings, extraction temperature/time, desorption temperature/time, ionic strength and sample agitation. The stability of spiked PAHs solutions and of real urine samples stored up to 90 days in containers of different materials was evaluated. In the optimized method, analytes were absorbed for 60 min at 80 ◦C in the sample headspace with a 100µm polydimethylsiloxane fiber. The method is very specific, with linear range fromthe limit of quantification to 8.67×103 ng L−1, a within-run precision of <20% and a between-run precision of <20% for 2-, 3- and 4-ring compounds and of <30% for 5-ring compounds, trueness within 20% of the spiked concentration, and limit of quantification in the 2.28–2.28×101 ng L−1 range. An application of the proposed method using 15 urine samples from subjects exposed to PAHs at different environmental levels is shown.
urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; solid-phase microextraction; biological monitoring
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