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Determination of Alkylphenol Ethoxylates in Textiles by Normal-Phase Liquid Chromatography and Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography/Electrospray Mass Spectrometry

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Abstract:

Comprehensive analytical methods based on pressurized liquid extraction followed by normal-phase liquid chromatography (NPLC) with ultraviolet detection and reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC)/electrospray mass spectrometry (MS) have been developed for determination of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) in textile samples. NPLC with an aminosilica column allowed for the chromatographic separation of APEOs according to the increasing number of ethylene units and revealed the exact distribution of individual oligomers. RPLC coupled with electrospray MS was highly sensitive and enabled the complete qualitative and quantitative determination of individual APEOs in textile samples. The 2 analytical methods based on different chromatographic separation mechanisms, i.e., NPLC and RPLC, may provide complementary information of APEOs in textile materials. The 2 detection methods were successfully applied to the investigation of various textile samples, and the data of our research suggested actual pollution in real textile products.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institute of Industrial Product Inspection, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing, 100025, People's Republic of China.

Publication date: 2007-09-01

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