Graphene-based solid-phase extraction disk for fast separation and preconcentration of trace polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from environmental water samples

Graphene has great potentials for the use in sample preparation due to its ultra high specific surface area, superior chemical stability, and excellent thermal stability

Zonghua Wang; Qiang Han; Jianfei Xia; Linhua Xia; Mingyu Ding; Jie Tang

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • Graphene has great potentials for the use in sample preparation due to its ultra high specific surface area, superior chemical stability, and excellent thermal stability
  • A novel graphene-based SPE disk was developed for separation and preconcentration of trace polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from environmental water samples
  • Based on the strong π–π stacking interaction between the analytes and graphene, the analytes extracted by graphene were eluted by cyclohexane and determined by GC-MS
  • The proposed method was successfully applied to the analysis of real environmental water samples with recoveries ranging from 72.8 to 106.2%
  • This work reveals great potentials of graphene-based SPE disk in environmental analytical

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