Emanuela Gionfriddo | Authors

Articles

Exploring the Efficiency of Various Extraction Approaches for Determination of Crude MCHM Constituents in Environmental Samples

It is important to develop analytical methods to detect crude MCHM components in environmental water samples. This article describes two microextractive methods based on solid-phase microextraction (SPME) in fibre format and thin film microextraction (TFME) that were developed and validated for 4-MCHM and other constituents of crude MCHM.

Exploring the Efficiency of Various Extraction Approaches for Determination of Crude (4-methylcyclohexyl)methanol (MCHM) Constituents in Environmental Samples

Crude (4-methylcyclohexyl)methanol (MCHM) is a chemical contaminant that must be monitored in fresh water environments, because of significant health risks to surrounding human populations. A new method for MCHM analysis was developed using solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and thin film microextraction (TFME) combined with GC–MS. Both methods achieved limits of quantitation lower than standard methods using SPE.