Separation of seventeen 2,3,7,8-substituted polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans and 12 dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with electron-capture detection
2004 (English)In: Journal of Chromatography A, ISSN 0021-9673, E-ISSN 1873-3778, Vol. 1038, no 1-2, 189-199 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) with electron-capture detection (ECD) has been optimized for the separation of seventeen 2,3,7,8-substituted polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans and 12 dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls, with emphasis on the selection of the first- and second-dimension, commercially available, columns. When eight second-dimension columns were subsequently combined with a 100% methylpolysiloxane stationary phase (DB-1) in the first dimension to create orthogonal conditions, a complete separation of all congeners with different TEF values was obtained with two column combinations, DB-1 × VF-23 and DB-1 × LC-50. When other types of first-dimension columns were used (and orthogonality was partly sacrificed), a DB-XLB column combined with 007-65HT, VF-23 and LC-50 was found to provide a complete separation of all 29 priority congeners. Next, the potential of these three column combinations for real-life analysis was preliminarily studied. With a spiked and fractionated milk extract, DB-XLB × LC-50 was found to be the most powerful column combination, because of the good separation of the 29 priority congeners from each other as well as from the matrix constituents. Quantitative performance (close to three-order linearity; LODs, 30–150 fg injected; R.S.D.s, 1.5–6.5% (n=10)) was satisfactory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier , 2004. Vol. 1038, no 1-2, 189-199 p.
Gas chromatography, comprehensive two-dimensional, Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, Polychlorinated dibenzofurans, Dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14324DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2004.03.026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-14324DiVA: diva2:153995