, Volume 50, Issue 3–4, pp 155–159 | Cite as

Improved extraction of glycol ethers from water by solid-phase micro extraction by carboxen polydimethylsiloxane-coated fiber

  • J. Bensoam
  • A. Cicolella
  • R. Dujardin


15 glycol ethers can be extracted from water by solidphase microextraction with a carboxen-polydimethyl-siloxane and separated by GC a Carbowax column. Water containing 15 glycol ethers at concentrations 0.1–10 mg.L−1 is saturated at ambient temperature with NaCl. A carboxen-polydimethylsiloxane-coated fiber is then exposed to the liquid for 20 min and then automatically injected into a capillary GC injection port. Calibration curves were linear for different glycol ethers in the rang 0.1–10 mg.L−1 Detection limits of each component of the mixture of glycol ethers between 50–500 μg.L−1. The SPME method with direct immersion in water results in better sensivity than methods based on liquid-liquid extraction.

Key Words

Gas chromatography Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) Glycol ethers 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Vierlagsgesellschaft mbH 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bensoam
    • 1
  • A. Cicolella
    • 1
  • R. Dujardin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS)Verneuil en HalatteFrance

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