Author(s): Wu J, Mullett WM, Pawliszyn J
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Abstract Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber coatings based on conductive polypyrrole films were prepared for the electrochemical extraction and desorption of ionic analytes. Simple preparation of each of the PPY extraction coatings on a platinum wire was possible with a constant potential method, but more importantly, cycling of the film between oxidation and reduction potentials facilitated the extraction and desorption of ionic analytes. The analytes were desorbed into a sample aliquot of water and were determined by flow injection analysis using a mass spectrometer. The fiber coatings and the developed electrochemical SPME method were found to be stable and reproducible (RSD < 5\%; N = 5) and could be extended to several cations and anions, confirming the versatility of the approach. Preconcentration of the analyte on the fiber was also possible by repeating the processes to increase the amount of analyte extracted.
This article was published in Anal Chem
and referenced in Chemical Sciences Journal