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A simple device for headspace sorptive extraction prior to gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis
- Cacho, J.I., Campillo, N., Viñas, P., Hernández-Córdoba, M.
- Talanta 2019 v.195 pp. 796-799
- chlorobenzene, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, headspace analysis, liquids, magnetism, sorption
- A device for headspace sorptive extraction (HSSE) combined with gas chromatography separation and mass spectrometry detection (GC–MS) is presented. The gadget is based on a simple magnetic disk that permits the stir bar to be placed at the top of the sample vial. The complete surface of the coated stir bar is exposed to the headspace atmosphere, and the movement of the bar caused by the magnetic stirrer in the liquid sample facilitates the sorption process. The final consequence is increased sensitivity and repeatability when compared with a glass-made comercial device for the same purpose. Successful determination of ten chlorobenzenes in waters testifies the good performance of the new device.