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Magnetic graphene oxide nanocomposites as the adsorbent for extraction and pre-concentration of azo dyes in different food samples followed by high…

A new interesting article has been published in Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2018 Oct 23:1-12. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2018.1526415. [Epub ahead of print] and titled:

Magnetic graphene oxide nanocomposites as the adsorbent for extraction and pre-concentration of azo dyes in different food samples followed by high…

Authors of this article are:

Zhang X, Zhang J, Li W, Yang Y, Qin P, Zhang X, Lu M.

A summary of the article is shown below:

This work presents a method of magnetic solid-phase extraction (MSPE) combined with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to analyse five synthetic azo dyes (tartrazine, amaranth, carmine, sunset yellow, allura red) in different food samples. The magnetic graphene oxide nanocomposite (GO@Fe3O4) was prepared by a one-step solvothermal method and used as the sorbent for extraction and pre-concentration of azo dyes in food samples. The as-prepared GO@Fe3O4 nanocomposite was characterised by transmission electron microscope, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, vibrating sample magnetometer, and Brunuer-Emmett-Teller analysis. The extraction and desorption parameters were investigated, including the material amount, extraction time, pH of the solution, desorption temperature, and desorption solvents. Under the optimised conditions, the limits of detection (LODs) were 1.14-2.23, 0.36-0.77 and 0.68-1.26 ng/g for candy, jelly, and plum candy, respectively. The limits of quantification (LOQs) were 4.02-7.73, 1.21-2.50 and 2.31-4.20 ng/g for candy, jelly, and plum candy, respectively. For the analysis of spiked jelly, recoveries were between 73.2% and 107.7%, with RSDs lower than 1.34 %. The developed method was successfully applied to the analysis of real samples including jelly, candy and plum candy.

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Azo dyes;GO@Fe3O4 nanocomposites;HPLC;magnetic solid-phase extraction;synthetic food colorants

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