Simultaneous quantification of multiple classes of phenolic compounds in blood plasma by liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry

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Author(s)

  • Hong Chang
  • Yi Wan
  • Jonathan Naile
  • Xiaowei Zhang
  • Steve Wiseman
  • And 4 others
  • Markus Hecker
  • Michael H.W. Lam
  • John P. Giesy
  • Paul D. Jones

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-513
Journal / PublicationJournal of Chromatography A
Volume1217
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2010

Abstract

A method using high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) in positive ion mode was developed for the simultaneous analysis of 30 phenolic compounds, including four estrogens, bisphenol A (BPA), 10 hydroxylated polybrominated dephenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) and 15 bromophenols (BRPs), in blood plasma. In the present method, derivatization with dansyl chloride was employed, and all the derivertized target compounds were well resolved on a 100 mm Xbridge C18 column with acetonitrile and 0.1% formic acid as the mobile phases. Purification procedures, such as liquid-liquid extraction and silica-gel chromatography, were applied to reduce matrix effects in the sample extract and remove excess derivatizing reagents, thus permitting selective and sensitive detection of the target phenolic compounds. The limit of quantification for all analytes, with a signal-to-noise ratio of ∼10, was 2-30 pg/g (plasma weight) except for 6-OH-BDE-137 (30 pg/g) and 3-BRP (60 pg/g). The method was validated for recoveries (68-100%), accuracy (84-110%) and precision (3.7-11%) using charcoal-stripped bovine blood plasma spiked with all target compounds (500 and 5000 pg/mL). Finally, the method was applied to analyze six blood plasma samples from frogs and cormorants, where two natural estrogens, one BPA, one OH-PBDE and four BRPs were detected. The greatest total concentrations of estrogens coincided with the least total concentrations of other phenolic compounds for both species. The proposed method based on derivatization followed by LC-MS/MS provides a novel method to simultaneously monitor multiple groups of phenolic compounds in blood plasma. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • BPA, BRPs, Derivatization, Estrogens, LC-ESI-MS/MS, OH-PBDEs

Citation Format(s)

Simultaneous quantification of multiple classes of phenolic compounds in blood plasma by liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. / Chang, Hong; Wan, Yi; Naile, Jonathan; Zhang, Xiaowei; Wiseman, Steve; Hecker, Markus; Lam, Michael H.W.; Giesy, John P.; Jones, Paul D.

In: Journal of Chromatography A, Vol. 1217, No. 4, 22.01.2010, p. 506-513.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review