The Unique Selectivity Of pi-Interactions for Solid-Phase Extraction

January 7, 2009

E-Separation Solutions

E-Separation Solutions-01-06-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Hypercrosslinked polystyrene-type (solid-phase extraction) SPE materials exhibit a unique ability to enter pi-interactions with aromatic, heterocyclic and unsaturated compounds. This property permits selective extraction and pre-concentration of the above classes of species from non-polar media and fatty matrices. The principle has been exploited for developing analytical protocols to determine polar furan derivatives in mineral transformer oil, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoked fish and for the fractionation of polychlorinated aromatic compounds in environmental matrices.