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A new synthesized copolymer based on N-vinylimidazole-divinylbenzene (VIm-DVB) was tested as a sorbent for the solid-phase extraction (SPE) of polar analytes. In the on-line SPE, this synthesized sorbent enabled 100 ml of sample to be preconcentrated with recoveries as high as 80% for oxamyl, phenol (Ph) and derivates, bentazone and(More)
A monolithic, hydrophilic stir bar coating based upon a copolymer of methacrylic acid and divinylbenzene [poly(MAA-co-DVB)] was synthesised and evaluated as a new polymeric phase for the stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) of polar compounds from complex environmental water samples. The experimental conditions for the extraction and liquid desorption in(More)
Two new commercially available polar coatings for stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE), consisting of polyacrylate (PA) with a proportion of polyethyleneglycol (PEG) (Acrylate Twister(®)) and PEG modified silicone (EG Silicone Twister(®)), were evaluated and compared with the classic coating based on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS Twister(®)) for the extraction(More)
In the present study, a stir bar coated with hydrophilic polymer based on poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone-co-divinylbenzene) was prepared for the sorptive extraction of polar compounds. The main parameters affecting the polymerisation of the coating were investigated. The new stir bar was applied successfully in stir bar sorptive extraction with liquid desorption(More)
This study reports a material that is based on the concept of ionic liquid analogue: a slightly crosslinked polymer-supported imidazolium trifluoroacetate salt (IL-CF(3)COO(-)) that favorably combines the properties of ionic liquids (ILs) and the advantages of a solid support. The ionic liquid-supported material was evaluated for the first time as a(More)
A new polar monolith based on poly(poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate-co-pentaerythritol triacrylate) (poly(PEGMA-co-PETRA)) was first synthesised, after the optimisation of the polymerisation conditions, and applied as a coating for the stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) of a group of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from environmental(More)
In the present study, we describe the preparation of two high-specific-surface area hypercrosslinked polymer resins (HXLPPs) in the form of monodisperse microspheres with average diameters around 6 microm, modified subsequently with two amine moieties: 1,2-ethylenediamine (EDA) and piperazine. The two resins were evaluated subsequently as weak(More)
In this study, we present a simple and easy-to-use extraction method that is based on a hollow-fiber microporous membrane liquid-liquid extraction (HF-MMLLE), as an extraction technique, followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to determine a group of brominated flame retardants (BFRs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), at trace levels(More)
In this detailed analytical study, we have evaluated in-house synthesised polymeric solid-phase extraction (SPE) sorbents in the form of monodisperse, hypercrosslinked polymer microspheres with diameters in the low micrometre range (approximately 4 microm). More specifically, their performance in the on-line SPE of a group of polar pollutants has been(More)
The use of SPE coupled in-line to CE using electrospray MS detection (in-line SPE-CE-ESI-MS) was investigated for the preconcentration and separation of four UV filters: benzophenone-3, 2,2-dihydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone, 2,4-dihydroxybenzophenone and 2-phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulphonic acid. First, a CE-ESI-MS method was developed and validated using(More)