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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 385, Issue 4, pp 780–786 | Cite as

Selective solid-phase extraction of bisphenol A using molecularly imprinted polymers and its application to biological and environmental samples

  • Jiang-hua Zhang
  • Ming Jiang
  • Lijun Zou
  • Dan Shi
  • Su-rong Mei
  • Ye-xiang Zhu
  • Yun Shi
  • Kang Dai
  • Bin LuEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were prepared using bisphenol A (BPA) as a template by precipitation polymerization. The polymer that had the highest binding selectivity and ability was used as solid-phase extraction (SPE) sorbents for direct extraction of BPA from different biological and environmental samples (human serum, pig urine, tap water and shrimp). The extraction protocol was optimized and the optimum conditions were as follows: conditioning with 5 mL methanol–acetic acid (3:1), 5 mL methanol, 5 mL acetonitrile and 5 mL water, respectively, loading with 5 mL aqueous samples, washing with 1 mL acetonitrile, and eluting with 3 mL methanol. MIPs can selectively recognize, effectively trap and preconcentrate BPA over a concentration range of 2–20 μM. Recoveries ranged from 94.03 to 105.3 %, with a relative standard deviation lower than 7.9 %. Under the optimal condition, molecularly imprinted SPE recoveries of spiked human serum, pig urine, tap water and shrimp were 65.80, 82.32, 76.00 and 75.97 %, respectively, when aqueous samples were applied directly. Compared with C18 SPE, a better baseline, better high-performance liquid chromatography separation efficiency and higher recoveries were achieved after molecularly imprinted SPE.

Keywords

Molecularly imprinted polymers Solid-phase extraction Bisphenol A Biological and environmental samples 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant nos. 30200061 and 20477013).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiang-hua Zhang
    • 1
  • Ming Jiang
    • 1
  • Lijun Zou
    • 1
  • Dan Shi
    • 1
  • Su-rong Mei
    • 1
  • Ye-xiang Zhu
    • 1
  • Yun Shi
    • 1
  • Kang Dai
    • 1
  • Bin Lu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.MOE Key Laboratory of Environment & Health, Institute of Environmental Medicine, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanP.R. China

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