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Interface for Reproducible, Multishot Direct Analysis of Solid-Phase Microextraction Samples
- Newsome, G. Asher, Kavich, Gwénaëlle, Alvarez-Martin, Alba
- Analytical chemistry 2020 v.92 no.6 pp. 4182-4186
- desorption, mass spectrometry, solid phase microextraction, spectrometers, temperature, variance
- An enclosed interface that joins a direct analysis in real time (DART) probe, solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber, and the inlet of a high-resolution mass spectrometer is described. Unlike other systems to couple SPME sampling to ambient mass spectrometry, the interface is able to perform discrete analyses on different areas of a single SPME fiber device for up to three technical replicate measurements of one sampling event. Inlet flow speed and desorption temperature are optimized, and reproducibility is demonstrated between replicate analyses on the same derivatized SPME fiber and with sequential fiber sampling events, yielding analyte measurement center of variance (CV) from 3 to 6%. Conditioning is also performed with the enclosed DART. The interface is a straightforward addition to commercially available technologies, and machine diagrams for custom components operated with SPME/DART/MS equipment are included.