|Title||Fluorimetric determination of dichloroacetamide by RPLC with postcolumn detection|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Choi Y-W, Reckhow DA|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society|
An RPLC-postcolumn detection method has been developed for the fluorimetric determination of dichloroacetamide (DCAD) in water. After ammonia and DCAD were separated on a nonpolar stationary phase with 2.5% methanol-0.02 M phosphate buffer at pH 3, the column eluant was reacted with post column reagents, o-phthaldialdehyde (OPA) and sulfite ion at pH 11.5, to produce a highly fluorescent isoindole fluorophore, which was measured with a fluorescence detector ( = 363 nm, = 425 nm). With the optimized conditions for RPLC and the postcolumn derivatization, the calibration curve was found to be linear in the concentration ranges of 0.5 and 20 M for DCAD, and the detection limit for DCAD was 0.18 M (23g/L). This corresponded to 18 pmol per 100 L injection volume for a signal-to-noise ratio of 3, and the repeatability and reproducibility of this method were 1.0% and 2.5% for five replicate analyzes of 2 M DCAD, respectively. The degradation yields DCAD to ammonia were 94 and 99%, and the percent recoveries of DCAD from 4 and 6 M DCAD-spiked tap water were shown mean more than 97%.