Sediment extraction and clean-up for organic phosphorus analysis by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry
2008 (English)In: Talanta: The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0039-9140, E-ISSN 1873-3573, Vol. 74, no 5, 1175-1183 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A method to prepare NaOH sediment extracts for organic P compound analysis with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS-MS) was developed on natural samples. Ion exchange, rotary evaporation and mass cut-off filtering proved to be suitable for sample preparation. Samples were analyzed with ESI-MS-MS, and reproducibility and repeatability of the method was calculated. In addition, 31P-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P NMR) was used to measure recovery of different P compound groups such as orthophosphate (Ortho-P), orthophosphate monoesters (Monoester-P), orthophosphate diesters (Diester-P) and pyrophosphates (Pyro-P).
The developed sample preparation method resulted in an easy-to-spray liquid for the ESI-MS-MS instrumentation. The overall P recovery was 65% and 31P NMR showed that Diester-P, possibly in the form of DNA, was apparently lost through the filtering step most likely due to their size. Variances in the total intensities of the MS scans (relative standard deviation (R.S.D.) 35–54%) were for about 50% due to repeated MS runs. Covariances of the peaks in the MS spectra were calculated to be for about 30% due to the sample preparation procedure. Finally, with the ESI-MS-MS approach, 11 peaks in the mass spectra were found likely to represent phosphate containing compounds.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 74, no 5, 1175-1183 p.
Organic phosphorus, Sediment, Sample preparation, ESI-MS-MS, 31P NMR
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97625DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2007.08.030ISI: 000253514700013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97625DiVA: diva2:172643