Journal : Acta Chromatographica
Article : Determination of bisphenol-A in aqueous samples by means of new multi-layer solid-phase extraction cartridges and HPLC with UV detection

Authors :
Kowalska, T.
Institute of Chemistry, Silesian University, 9 Szkolna Street, 40-006 Katowice, Poland,
Kaczmarski, K.
Chemical Engineering Department, Rzeszów University of Technology, Rzeszów, Poland,
Pavlova, A.
Analytical Department, Research and Development Institute, Lukoil-Neftochim-Bourgas-AD, 8104 Bourgas, Bulgaria,
Giza, I.
Plant Protection Institute, Sośnicowice Branch, ul. Gliwicka 29, 44-153 Sośnicowice, Poland,
Walorczyk, S.
Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Pesticide Residue Research, ul. Miczurina 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland,
Waksmundzka-Hajnos, M.
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Medical University, Staszica 6, 20-081 Lublin, Poland,
Gadzikowska, M.
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Medical Academy, Staszica 6, 20-081 Lublin, Poland,
Nagahashi, M.
Laboratory of Instrumental Analysis, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1-1, Sakuragaoka-1, Setagaya, Tokyo 156-8502, Japan,
Abstract : Research has been conducted on a new method of determining bisphenol-A, a reputed hormonal disrupter, by means of multi-layer solid-phase extraction and subsequent HPLC analysis. An isolation and concen-tration cartridge was used to isolate the analyte from aqueous samples. The bisphenol-A-containing fraction obtained from this cartridge was further purified on purification cartridge A or on purification cartridge A plus purification cartridge B. The clear bisphenol-A-containing fraction was analysed by a HPLC with UV detection; the detector was equipped with a cooling system to reduce the noise level. Conventional HPLC analysis was performed on a Zorbax ODS column. For samples containing less than a nanogram, a semi-micro ODS column was used. An Innertsil CN-3 column was also used to separate matrix compounds that interfered with the measurement of the bisphenol-A peak. By use of an internal standard satisfactory calibration curves were obtained from the two ODS columns; stability and linearity were adequate and CV values were satisfactory for amounts between 2 and 100 ng for the conventional column and between 0.2 and 40 ng for the semi-micro column. The sensitivity and reliability of the technique were tested by analysing seven river water samples and five other water samples from natural water sources. Some of these results were compared with those obtained by use of the method proposed in the Tentative Surveying Manual of Endocrine Disruptor, published by the Japanese Environmental Agency in 1998. Twenty canned non-alcoholic beverages were also analysed. Although the results obtained indicated that this analytical method was less sensitive than GC-MS, the instrumentation is approximately one-twentieth less costly. The method can be widely used for analysis of aqueous samples when there is no limitation on sample volume, for example in water analysis or in the food industry.

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Publishing house : University of Silesia in Katowice
Publication date : 2001
Number : No. 11
Page : 75 – 95

Qute : Kowalska, T. ,Kaczmarski, K. ,Pavlova, A. ,Giza, I. ,Walorczyk, S. ,Waksmundzka-Hajnos, M. ,Gadzikowska, M. ,Nagahashi, M. ,Nagahashi, M. , Determination of bisphenol-A in aqueous samples by means of new multi-layer solid-phase extraction cartridges and HPLC with UV detection. Acta Chromatographica No. 11/2001