Solid Phase Microextraction Devices Prepared on Plastic Support as Potential Single-Use Samplers for Bioanalytical Applications
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This study presents new thin-film solid phase microextraction (SPME) devices prepared on plastic as potential single-use samplers for bioanalysis. Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) was selected as a support due to its well-known chemical resistance, low cost, and suitability as a material for different medical grade components. The herein proposed samplers were prepared by applying a hydrophilic–lipophilic balanced (HLB)-polyacrylonitrile (PAN) coating on rounded and flat PBT pieces previously sanded with regular sandpaper. SPME devices prepared on PBT were evaluated in terms of robustness, chemical stability, and possible interferences upon exposure to different solvents and matrixes. Rewarding results were found when these samplers were employed for the quantitative analysis of multiple doping substances in common biological matrixes such as urine, plasma, and whole blood. Finally, the proposed thin-film SPME devices made on a PBT were evaluated by conducting multiple extractions from whole blood and plasma using the Concept 96 system. Results showed that more than 20 extractions from plasma and whole blood can be performed without observed decreases in coating performance or peeling of the extraction phase from the plastic surface. These findings demonstrate the robustness of PAN-based coatings applied on such polymeric substrate and open up the possibility of introducing new alternatives and cost-effective materials as support to manufacture SPME biocompatible devices for a wide range of applications, particularly in the clinical field.
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Nathaly Reyes-Garcés, Barbara Bojko, Dietmar Hein, Janusz Pawliszyn (2015). Solid Phase Microextraction Devices Prepared on Plastic Support as Potential Single-Use Samplers for Bioanalytical Applications. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/11046