A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Ultrasound-assisted solid-phase extraction of parabens from environmental and biological samples using magnetic hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as an efficient and regenerable nanosorbent

Publication Details
Authors: Ghasemi Ensieh, Sillanpää Mika
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Microchimica Acta
Volume number: 186
Issue number: 9
ISSN: 0026-3672
eISSN: 1436-5073
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Magnetic hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (γ-Fe2O3@HAP) are shown to be a viable sorbent for the preconcentration and adsorption of parabens (specifically of methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-, pentyl-, phenyl- and benzylparaben). The average diameter of the magnetic γ-Fe2O3@HAP nanoadsorbents is 25 nm. The effects of amount of nanoadsorbent, pH value and time of adsorption on the adsorption efficiency were studied by chemometry and optimized using a Box–Behnken design, and the respective response surface equations were derived. The loaded magnetic nanoadsorbent can be removed from the aqueous sample by applying an external magnetic field. Following extraction with acetonitrile, the parabens were quantified by gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection. Under optimum condition, the limit of detection (LOD) and adsorption efficiencies of the method are in the range from 5 to 10 μg L−1 and 95–106%, respectively. The preconcentration factors range from 320 to 350. The results demonstrate that this nanoadsorbent can be applied to the removal of parabens from different water, soil, beverage and urine samples.

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