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Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) has been proved to be a powerful tool for the rapid sample treatment of liquid samples providing at the same time high enrichment factors and extraction recoveries. A new, simple and easy to handle one step in-syringe set-up for DLLME is presented and critically discussed in this paper. The novel approach(More)
In this article, effervescence assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction with extractant removal by magnetic nanoparticles is presented for the first time. The extraction technique makes use of a mixture of 1-octanol and bare Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) in acetic acid. This mixture is injected into the sample, which is previously fortified(More)
Cks is an evolutionarily conserved protein that regulates cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) activity. Clarifying the underlying mechanisms and cellular contexts of Cks function is critical because Cks is essential for proper cell growth, and its overexpression has been linked to cancer. We observe that budding-yeast Cks associates with select phosphorylated(More)
Stir fabric phase sorptive extraction (SFPSE), which integrates sol-gel hybrid organic-inorganic coated fabric phase sorptive extraction media with a magnetic stirring mechanism, is presented for the first time. Two flexible fabric substrates, cellulose and polyester were used as the host matrix for three different sorbents e.g., sol-gel(More)
Extraction techniques, which focus on selectivity and sensitivity enhancement by isolation and preconcentration of target analytes, are essential in many analytical methods. Because many extraction techniques occur under diffusion-controlled conditions, stirring of the sample solution is required to accelerate the extraction by favoring diffusion of the(More)
In this article, the combination of commercial polymeric microparticles (OASIS MCX) and cobalt ferrite nanoparticles is evaluated in dispersive micro-solid phase extraction (D-μSPE) for the determination of six nitroaromatic hydrocarbons in water. The high affinity of the polymeric material toward the target analytes as well as the magnetic behavior of(More)
A simple, rapid, solventless method for the determination of trihalomethanes (THMs) (chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform) in water samples is presented. The analytes are extracted from the headspace of the aqueous matrix into a 2 microL drop of the ionic liquid 1-octyl-3-methyl-imidazolium hexafluorophosphate working at 30(More)
The paper presents a general overview of the use of nanoparticles to perform sample preparation. In this way the main uses of nanoparticles to carry out solid phase extraction, solid phase microextraction, liquid-liquid extraction and filtration techniques are described for a wide range of nanoparticles including carbon nanoparticles, metallic, silica and(More)
In this paper, ionic liquid coated magnetic nanoparticles (IL-MNPs) have been prepared by covalent immobilization. The as-synthesized MNPs have been successfully used as sorbent for the extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from water samples, the analytes being finally determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The influence of(More)
A simple continuous flow autoanalyzer for the on-line fractionation of the polyphenols content in wines is proposed. The target compounds are isolated from the matrix by solid-phase extraction on an RP-C18 sorbent column, using selective solvents for the sequential elution of each polyphenol family. Moreover, evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) is(More)