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Current Analytical Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1573-4110
ISSN (Online): 1875-6727

Molecularly Imprinted Solid Phase Extraction Before Capillary Electrophoresis for the Analysis of Estrogens in Serum Samples

Author(s): Mario Contin, Sabrina Flor, Silvia Lucangioli and Valeria Tripodi

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2014

Page: [235 - 240] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/15734110113090990027

Price: $65


An estrogen selected molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) has been developed to be used as an alternative sorbent in solid phase extraction of serum samples before capillary electrophoresis analysis. Following a heat polymerization, MIP has been synthesized using methacrylic acid (MAA) as functional monomer, ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as crosslinker, benzoyl peroxide as radical initiator and 17β- estradiol as template, and toluene as porogen. The optimized molecular imprinted solid phase extraction (MISPE) was compared to traditional C18 solid phase extraction to purify estrogens from complex matrices. It was concluded that the MISPE system developed is useful for the selective extraction of 17β- estradiol and its major natural related estrogens, estriol and estrone, from serum samples with minimal interferences and high recoveries.

Keywords: Estrogens, molecular imprinting, solid phase extraction, serum, capillary electrophoresis.

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