Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 407, Issue 6, pp 1763–1773 | Cite as

Effervescent-salt-assisted dispersive micro-solid-phase extraction using mesoporous hybrid materials coupled with ultra-performance liquid chromatography for the determination of trace-level compounds in complicated plant preparations

  • Li-Hong Ye
  • Wan Cao
  • Shuai-Shuai Hu
  • Jian-Hua Da
  • Han-Bin Dai
  • Jun CaoEmail author
  • Jing-Jing Xu
  • Xiao-Qing Pang
Research Paper


A novel effervescent-salt-assisted dispersive micro-solid-phase extraction using mesoporous hybrid materials was developed for the extraction of minute traces of constituents in complicated plant preparations. In this study, a special tablet containing carbon dioxide sources (sodium dihydrogenphosphate and sodium carbonate) and the sorbent (mesoporous hybrid materials) was prepared. The effects of different parameters influencing the extraction efficiency such as the concentration of salts, the type and concentration of mesoporous material, pH of diluent, and desorption solvents were investigated and optimized. Results show that the proposed method using green solvents (water) as extraction solutions required low consumption of sample amount and obtained high enrichment efficiency. Moreover, under optimized conditions, the tested tanshinones exhibited good linearity (r 2 > 0.994) in the concentration range of 0.5 to 80 ng mL−1. The limits of detection values were lower than 0.0803 pg using UV–visible detection. The developed method was successfully applied for the analysis of trace tanshinones in compound Danshen dripping pill and Danqi tablet samples.

Graphical Abstract

Schematic of effervescent salts assisted dispersive micro-solid-phase extraction using mesoporoushybrid materials


Danshen preparations Dispersive micro-solid-phase extraction Effervescent salts Mesoporous hybrid materials Ultra-performance liquid chromatography 



This study was supported by General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81274065), Research on Public Welfare Technology Application Projects of Zhejiang Province (No. 2014C37069), Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in Chinese University (IRT 1231), Young and Middle-Aged Academic Leaders of Hangzhou (2013-45), and the new-shoot Talents Program of Zhejiang Province (2013R421044, 2014R421019).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Hong Ye
    • 1
  • Wan Cao
    • 2
  • Shuai-Shuai Hu
    • 2
  • Jian-Hua Da
    • 2
  • Han-Bin Dai
    • 2
  • Jun Cao
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jing-Jing Xu
    • 2
  • Xiao-Qing Pang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Traditional Chinese MedicineHangzhou Red Cross HospitalHangzhouChina
  2. 2.College of Material Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHangzhou Normal UniversityHangzhouChina

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