Maria Teresa Sánchez Polo

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A solid-phase microextraction method (SPME) coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has been developed for the determination of the six phthalate esters included in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Priority Pollutants list in water samples. These compounds are dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), di-n-butyl(More)
Headspace solid-phase microextraction, followed by GC-MS analysis is presented as a suitable technique for the determination of musk compounds in sewage treatment plant sludge. Five polycyclic musks (celestolide, phantolide, traseolide, galaxolide and tonalide) and four nitro musks (musk xylene, musk moskene, musk tibetene and musk ketone) were considered(More)
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is part of the spectrum of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which includes from simple steatosis and steatohepatitis, to the most severe cirrhosis and carcinoma, which develops in the absence of excessive alcohol intake. NAFLD is the most common liver disorder in affluent societies. There is no proven treatment(More)
A solid-phase microextraction (SPME) method for the ultra-trace determination of brominated phenols in aqueous samples has been developed and is reported for the first time to the best of our knowledge. 3,5,3',5'-tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), the most widely used brominated flame retardant, and other phenolic flame retardants in commercial use, such as(More)
A solid-phase microextraction method (SPME) for determining trace levels of synthetic musk fragrances in residual waters has been developed. Six polycyclic musks (cashmeran, phantolide, celestolide, traseolide, galaxolide and tonalide), and a macrocyclic musk (ambrettolide) have been analysed. A detailed study of the different parameters affecting the(More)
A solid-phase microextraction method (SPME) followed by gas chromatography with micro electron capture detection for determining trace levels of nitro musk fragrances in residual waters was optimized. Four nitro musks, musk xylene, musk moskene, musk tibetene and musk ketone, were selected for the optimization of the method. Factors affecting the extraction(More)
Solid-phase microextraction has been applied for the first time to the determination of trace concentrations of some brominated flame-retardant compounds (BFRs) in water samples. For the development of the method, six polybrominated diphenyl ethers and two polybrominated biphenyls were considered as target analytes. The factors expected to influence the(More)
A detailed characterization of the microemulsion composition is necessary to make the phosphorimetry suitable as powerful analytical methodology. Four microemulsion systems (hexane/n-butanol/SDS/water, hexane/n-pentanol/SDS/water, hexane/3-pentanol/SDS/ water, and hexane/n-hexanol/SDS/water) were studied, establishing the oil/water (O/W) microemulsion(More)
A depletion solid-phase microextraction (SPME) method based on multiple SPME extraction was applied to estimate fibre coating-water distribution constants (Kfs) of brominated flame retardants. Several polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) including compounds present in the commercial mixture "Pentamix", and two polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) were(More)
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