Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.539, 361-369, 2019
Polyamidoamine dendrimer decorated nanoparticles as an adsorbent for magnetic solid-phase extraction of tetrabromobisphenol A and 4-nonylphenol from environmental water samples
Polyamidoamine dendrimer decorated Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by Michael addition with methyl acrylate and amidation with ethylenediamine. The decorated magnetic particles were utilized as an effective adsorbent for magnetic solid-phase extraction of tetrabromobisphenol A and 4-nonylphenol at trace levels from environmental water samples. A number of parameters such as generation number, ionic strength, adsorbent dosage, eluent, adsorption time, elution volume, elution time, pH, humic acid and sample volume were optimized. Under the optimal conditions, a wide linearity was achieved in the range of 0.1-500 mu g L-1 of the analytes with the correlation coefficients (R-2) of 0.9985-0.9995. The limits of detection were approximately 0.011 mu g L-1 of tetrabromobisphenol A and 0.017 mu g L-1 of 4-nonylphenol. Satisfactory average recoveries of the analytes ranged from 93.2% to 101.1%. The results indicated that the decorated magnetic nanoparticles can be suitable for extraction of phenols from environmental water samples. The proposed method was sensitive, effective, practical and robust for the determination of tetrabromobisphenol A and 4-nonylphenol in environmental water samples. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.