Analytical characteristics of the determination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes in water by headspace solvent microextraction
Journal of Chromatography A
Headspace solvent microextraction (HSM) is a novel method of sample preparation for chromatographic analysis. It involves exposing a microdrop of high-boiling point organic solvent extruded from the needle tip of a gas chromatographic syringe to the headspace above a sample. Volatile organic compounds are extracted and concentrated in the microdrop. Next, the microdrop is retracted into the microsyringe and injected directly into the chromatograph. HSM has a number of advantages, including renewable drop (no sample carryover), low cost, simplicity and ease of use, short time of analysis, high sensitivity and low detection limits, good precision, minimal solvent use, and no need for instrument modification. This paper presents analytical characteristics of HSM as applied to the determination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes in water.
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Przyjazny, Andrzej and Kokosa, John M., "Analytical characteristics of the determination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes in water by headspace solvent microextraction" (2002). Chemistry & Biochemistry Publications. 46.