Application Notes

Application Notes

Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction: Enhancing Selectivity of the PDMS Phase

App Note 2/2001

Strategies are shown that provide additional control of the partitioning of analytes into the PDMS phase during SBSE. Parameters such as sample pH, salt content and the presence of solvents during extraction can be used to enhance the extraction efficiency of a range of analytes including polar compounds. The very high capacity of the SBSE phase allows the use of solvent back extraction prior to thermal desorption to selectively reduce the background interference from complex sample matrices.