This work describes a new, fast and sensitive method for the simultaneous determination of seven paraben residues including methyl paraben (MPB), ethyl paraben (EPB), propyl paraben (PPB), isopropyl paraben (iPPB), butyl paraben (BPB), isobutyl paraben (iBPB) and benzyl paraben (BzPB) in human whole blood, plasma and urine. The analytes were extracted from the biological matrix by an innovative technique, fabric phase sorptive extraction (FPSE) and subsequently analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with photo diode array detector (PDA). The separation was carried out with a Spherisorb C18 column using methanol and phosphate buffer as mobile phases. Ketoprofen was used as the internal standard (IS). The analytical method has been validated according to the International Guidelines in terms of calibration curves for each biological matrix, precision (intra and inter day), trueness, selectivity, LODs, LOQs and ruggedness. Subsequently, the performance of the analytical method was evaluated on real biological samples. The proposed innovative method allows the simultaneous analysis of seven paraben residues in three different biological matrices, including whole blood, and therefore it is easily applicable to monitor these substances in different biological samples. Furthermore, extraction technique used in this work is fast, easy to use and in accordance with the modern green analytical chemistry (GAC) principles.

FPSE-HPLC-PDA analysis of seven paraben residues in human whole blood, plasma, and urine

A. Tartaglia;M. Locatelli
2019

Abstract

This work describes a new, fast and sensitive method for the simultaneous determination of seven paraben residues including methyl paraben (MPB), ethyl paraben (EPB), propyl paraben (PPB), isopropyl paraben (iPPB), butyl paraben (BPB), isobutyl paraben (iBPB) and benzyl paraben (BzPB) in human whole blood, plasma and urine. The analytes were extracted from the biological matrix by an innovative technique, fabric phase sorptive extraction (FPSE) and subsequently analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with photo diode array detector (PDA). The separation was carried out with a Spherisorb C18 column using methanol and phosphate buffer as mobile phases. Ketoprofen was used as the internal standard (IS). The analytical method has been validated according to the International Guidelines in terms of calibration curves for each biological matrix, precision (intra and inter day), trueness, selectivity, LODs, LOQs and ruggedness. Subsequently, the performance of the analytical method was evaluated on real biological samples. The proposed innovative method allows the simultaneous analysis of seven paraben residues in three different biological matrices, including whole blood, and therefore it is easily applicable to monitor these substances in different biological samples. Furthermore, extraction technique used in this work is fast, easy to use and in accordance with the modern green analytical chemistry (GAC) principles.
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