Main content area

Nickel Oxide Nanoparticle-Deposited Silica Composite Solid-Phase Extraction for Benzimidazole Residue Analysis in Milk and Eggs by Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry

Sun, Huan, Yu, Qiong-Wei, He, Hai-Bo, Lu, Qian, Shi, Zhi-Guo, Feng, Yu-Qi
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2016 v.64 no.1 pp. 356-363
adsorbents, benzimidazole, detection limit, eggs, ionization, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, milk, milk analysis, nickel, silica, solid phase extraction, statistical analysis
A novel nickel oxide nanoparticle-deposited silica (SiO2@NiO) composite was prepared via liquid-phase deposition (LPD) and then employed as a solid-phase extraction (SPE) sorbent. When the SPE was coupled with liquid chromatography–electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC–ESI/MS) analysis, an analytical platform for the sensitive determination of benzimidazole residues in egg and milk was established. The limits of detection of nine benzimidazoles were in the range of 0.8–2.2 ng/mL in milk and 0.3–2.1 ng/g in eggs, respectively, which was 5–10 times superior to the methods with other adsorbents for SPE. The recoveries of nine benzimidazoles spiked in milk and egg ranged from 70.8 to 118.7%, with relative standard deviations (RSDs) being less than 18.9%. This work presented the excellent extraction performance of NiO on benzimidazoles for the first time, and the applicability of the LPD technique used as sorbents for trace analysis in complex matrices was also demonstrated.