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Headspace single-drop microextraction coupled with gas chromatography electron capture detection of butanone derivative for determination of iodine in milk powder and urine

Meihua Hu, Haiying Chen, Yong Jiang, and Huifang Zhu

Physical and Chemical Department, Nanchang Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Lijing Road 833, Honggutan, Nanchang, 330038, China



Abstract: A new detection method using headspace single-drop microextraction (HS-SDME) coupled to gas chromatography (GC) was established to determine the iodine in milk powder and urine. The derivative from the reaction between iodine and butanone in the acidic media was extracted into a micro-drop then determined by GC-ECD. With the optimisation of HS-SDME and derivatisation, the calibration curve showed good linearity within the range of 0.004–0.1 μg mL−1 (0.004–0.1 μg g−1) (R2 = 0.9991), and the limits of detection for milk powder and urine were 0.0018 μg g−1 and 0.36 μg L−1, respectively. The mean recoveries of milk powder and urine were 90.0–107 % and 89.4–101 % with mean RSD of 1.7–3.4 % and 2.7–3.3 %, respectively. This detection method affords a number of advantages, such as being simple, rapid, and inexpensive, with low organic solvent consumption, and is remarkably free from interference effects, rendering it an efficient method for the determination of iodine in milk powder and urine samples.

Keywords: headspace single-drop microextraction – gas chromatography-electron capture detection – iodine – butanone – milk powder – urine

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.2478/s11696-013-0391-z


Chemical Papers 67 (10) 1255–1261 (2013)

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