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An Immunoaffinity Purification Method for the Simultaneous Analysis of Triclocarban and Triclosan in Foodstuffs by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Yao, Kai, Wen, Kai, Shan, Wenchong, Jiang, Haiyang, Shao, Bing
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2019 v.67 no.32 pp. 9088-9095
agarose, beverages, gels, monitoring, monoclonal antibodies, purification methods, standard deviation, supermarkets, tandem mass spectrometry, triclosan, ultra-performance liquid chromatography, China
Triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan (TCS) have been simultaneously detected in five kinds of foodstuffs using an immunoaffinity purification method coupled with ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) for the first time. Two highly specific monoclonal antibodies against TCC and TCS were produced and coupled to N-hydroxysuccinimide-activated Sepharose 6B gel to prepare the immunosorbent. Under the optimal conditions, mean recoveries from spiked samples by the IAC-UHPLC-MS/MS method were 70.1–92.8% for TCC and 76.6–102.5% for TCS. Intraday relative standard deviations were below 14.5%. The limits of quantification (LOQs) of TCC were 1 ng/L for beverage samples and 0.01–0.02 μg/kg for food samples. The LOQs of TCS were 0.03 μg/L for beverage samples and 0.2–0.3 μg/kg for food samples. The applicability of the method has been proven by analyzing TCC and TCS in different samples from supermarkets in Beijing. The proposed method is sufficiently sensitive and reliable for monitoring trace concentrations of TCC and TCS in food samples.