Screening for Organic Phosphorus Compounds in Aquatic Sediments by Liquid Chromatography Coupled to ICP-AES and ESI-MS/MS
2008 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 80, no 17, 6689-6697 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The structures of organic phosphorous (P) compounds in aquatic sediments are to a large extent unknown although these compounds are considered to play an important role in regulating lake trophic status. To enhance identification of these compounds, a liquid chromatography (LC) method for their separation was developed. The stationary phase was porous graphitic carbon (PGC), and the mobile phases used in the gradient elution were compatible with both inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS). With LC-ICP-AES, eight different P containing peaks could be observed in the P chromatogram indicating that at least eight different P compounds were separated. With the setup of an information dependent acquisition (IDA) with ESI-MS/MS, the mass over charge (m/z) of compounds containing a phosphate group (H2PO3−, m/z 97) could be measured and further fragmentation experiments gave additional information on the structure of almost 40 separated P compounds, several were verified to be nucleotides. ICP-AES was very suitable in the development of the LC method and allowed screening and quantification of P compounds. The presented LC-ESI-MS/MS technique was able to identify several sediment organic P compounds.
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2008. Vol. 80, no 17, 6689-6697 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97626DOI: 10.1021/ac8006335ISI: 000258865300034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97626DiVA: diva2:172644