A quick and inexpensive validated method, based on sample treatment by liquid-liquid microextraction followed by liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with ultraviolet tandem fluorescence detection is proposed for the determination of 15 multiclass pollutants both in serum and in saliva, as a simple and easy to draw matrix. The method was set up and validated according to European guidelines. The compounds of interest include some endocrine-disrupting chemicals (i.e. bisphenol A, bisphenol B, bisphenol E, bisphenol F, bisphenol AF, bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, bisphenol M, diethylhexyl phthalate, monoethylhexyl phthalate, triclosan and 4-nonylphenol), as well as other pollutants belonging to the class of volatile organic compounds (2-chlorophenol, 1,2 dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene). The limits of quantifications ranged from 2.28 × 10-3  μg mL-1 (bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) to 6.29 μg mL-1 (diethylhexyl phthalate), while those of detection ranged from 0.068 × 10-3  μg mL-1 (bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) to 1.031 μg mL-1 (diethylhexyl phthalate). To test method suitability, it was applied to real saliva and serum samples of healthy human volunteers and was found to meet the demands of the laboratories handling simple and relatively inexpensive equipment for screening oriented at rapid and reliable contamination assessment of a population.

Simultaneous determination of fifteen multiclass organic pollutants in human saliva and serum by liquid chromatography-tandem ultraviolet/fluorescence detection: A validated method

Russo, Giacomo;Barbato, Francesco;Grumetto, Lucia
2019

Abstract

A quick and inexpensive validated method, based on sample treatment by liquid-liquid microextraction followed by liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with ultraviolet tandem fluorescence detection is proposed for the determination of 15 multiclass pollutants both in serum and in saliva, as a simple and easy to draw matrix. The method was set up and validated according to European guidelines. The compounds of interest include some endocrine-disrupting chemicals (i.e. bisphenol A, bisphenol B, bisphenol E, bisphenol F, bisphenol AF, bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, bisphenol M, diethylhexyl phthalate, monoethylhexyl phthalate, triclosan and 4-nonylphenol), as well as other pollutants belonging to the class of volatile organic compounds (2-chlorophenol, 1,2 dichlorobenzene, 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene). The limits of quantifications ranged from 2.28 × 10-3  μg mL-1 (bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) to 6.29 μg mL-1 (diethylhexyl phthalate), while those of detection ranged from 0.068 × 10-3  μg mL-1 (bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) to 1.031 μg mL-1 (diethylhexyl phthalate). To test method suitability, it was applied to real saliva and serum samples of healthy human volunteers and was found to meet the demands of the laboratories handling simple and relatively inexpensive equipment for screening oriented at rapid and reliable contamination assessment of a population.
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