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Evaluation of headspace Solid Phase Micro-extraction method for analysis of phosphine residues in wheat

Ren, Y.L. and Padovan, B. (2010) Evaluation of headspace Solid Phase Micro-extraction method for analysis of phosphine residues in wheat. In: 10th International Working Conference on Stored-Product Protection, 27 June - 2 July, Estoril, Portugal pp. 407-413.

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    Abstract

    This new method utilizes headspace-solid-phase micro extraction (HS-SPME) for pre-concentration of PH3. Phosphine was determined with gas chromatography/pulsed flame photometric detector (PFPD). Spiked samples were used for calculation of phosphine residue in grain. Four types of fibres (100μm- PDMS, 85μm-CAR/PDMS, 75μm-CAR/PDMS and 65μm-PDMS/DVB) were tested. The bipolar fibres (CAR/PDMS and PDMS/DVB) can extract PH3, but the non-polar fibre (PDMS) did not. Larger size fibres extracted PH3 more efficiently than the smaller size fibres (e.g., 85 μm > 75 μm > 65 μm). The 85μm CAR/PDMS fibre was used to optimize the different parameters that affect the SPME extraction efficiency of PH3. In the validation study, 50 grams of wheat in a 250 mL glass flask and capped with an open-top screw cap and PTFE/Silicon septa were spiked at 0.02 ng PH3/g of wheat. The flask was then heated to 45°C in an oil bath for 45 min, after which time the 85 μm CAR/PDMS fibre was exposed for 20 min and then exposed in the heated injection port of a GC/PFPD and desorbed for 2 min. Under conditions of the validation study, the limit of detection (LOD) or level of quantification (LOQ) was in the range of 0.005–0.01 ng PH3/g of wheat.

    Publication Type: Conference Paper
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
    Publisher: Julius Kühn-Archiv
    Notes: Ren, Y.L. and Padovan, B. (2010). Evaluation of headspace Solid Phase Micro-extraction method for analysis of phosphine residues in wheat. In: Carvalho, M.O., Fields, P.G., Adler, C.S., Arthur, F.H., Athanssiou, C.G., Campbell, J.F., Fleurat-Lessard, F., Flinn, P.W., Hodges, R.J., Lsikber, A.A, Navarro, S., Noyes, R.T., Riudavets, J., Sinha, K.K., Thorpe, G.R., Timlick, B.H., Trematerra, P. and White, N.D.G., ed., Advances in Stored Product Protection: Proceedings of the 10th International Working Conference on Stored-Product Protection, 27 June -2 July 2010, 425 Julius Kühn-Archiv, Vol 1: pp 407-413.
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4374
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