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Molecules 2018, 23(6), 1252;

Carbon Nanohorn Suprastructures on a Paper Support as a Sorptive Phase

Departamento de Química Analítica, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Química Fina y Nanoquímica IUIQFN, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie (anexo), E-14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Academic Editor: Victoria F. Samanidou
Received: 3 May 2018 / Revised: 21 May 2018 / Accepted: 22 May 2018 / Published: 24 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solid Phase Extraction: State of the Art and Future Perspectives)
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This article describes a method for the modification of paper with single-wall carbon nanohorns (SWCNHs) to form stable suprastructures. The SWCNHs form stable dahlia-like aggregates in solution that are then self-assembled into superior structures if the solvent is evaporated. Dipping paper sections into a dispersion of SWCNHs leads to the formation of a thin film that can be used for microextraction purposes. The coated paper can be easily handled with a simple pipette tip, paving the way for disposable extraction units. As a proof of concept, the extraction of antidepressants from urine and their determination by direct infusion mass spectrometry is studied. Limits of detection (LODs) were 10 ng/L for desipramine, amitriptyline, and mianserin, while the precision, expressed as a relative standard deviation, was 7.2%, 7.3%, and 9.8%, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanohorns; sorptive phase; paper; microextraction; antidepressants carbon nanohorns; sorptive phase; paper; microextraction; antidepressants

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Ríos-Gómez, J.; Fresco-Cala, B.; García-Valverde, M.T.; Lucena, R.; Cárdenas, S. Carbon Nanohorn Suprastructures on a Paper Support as a Sorptive Phase. Molecules 2018, 23, 1252.

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