2018 Volume 34 Issue 7 Pages 823-829
A new combination between selective polymer monolith microextraction (PMME) and sensitive differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) was developed for the determination of the phytohormone salicylic acid (SA) in Actinidia chinensis. A molecularly imprinted monolithic column (MIMC) thermally in-situ polymerized in a micropipette tip by using SA as a template, 4-vinyl pyridine (4-VP) as a functional monomer and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as a cross-linker in the mixed porogen of toluene and dodecanol, was employed for the microextraction of SA. The prepared MIMC was characterized by a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FI-TR), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA). The results confirmed the binary continuous structure of the porous network. The extracted SA was determined by DPV on a graphene oxide (GO) modified electrode. The joint conditions between MIMC and DPV were investigated practically. Under the optimum conditions, SA could be determined selectively and sensitively in a linear range from 0.1 to 60.0 μg g−1. The limit of detection was 0.03 μg g−1 and the recoveries were between 86.2 and 105.2%. The proposed joint method was successfully used to determine SA in Actinidia chinensis.