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The Open Chemical Engineering Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews/mini-reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of chemical engineering.

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Recent Articles

Electrochemical Fabrication of Poly (niacin) Modified Graphite Paste Electrode and its Application for the Detection of Riboflavin

J. G. Manjunatha, C. Raril, N. Hareesha, M.M. Charithra, P.A. Pushpanjali, Girish Tigari, D.K Ravishankar, S. C. Mallappaji, Jayarame Gowda


A poly niacin (NN) modified graphite paste electrode was prepared through a simple electrochemical polymerization route for the determination of Riboflavin (RF)


Electropolymerization technique was used for the preparation of a modified electrode. The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method was used to study the surface behaviors and conductivity of the bare and modified electrodes. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) were used to study the electrochemical behavior of RF using 0.2 M PBS of 7.5 pH.


Poly niacin modified graphite paste electrode (PNNMGPE) provides more affinity towards RF detection with high sensitivity and selectivity over bare graphite paste electrode. RF calibration curve was obtained by LSV between 5.0 µM to 65.0 µM with 0.782 µM limit of detection (LOD) and 2.7608 µM limit of quantification (LOQ), respectively. Selective analysis of RF in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA) and dopamine (DA) was performed at PNNMGPE by the LSV method.


The developed PNNMGPE was tested for RF analysis in a multivitamin tablet with good results. Furthermore, the developed electrode shows good stability and reproducibility.

December 31, 2020

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Determination of Migration of Six Phthalate Esters in Plastic Toys by GC-MS/MS Coupled with Solid-Phase Extraction Using Cucurbit[n]urils as Adsorbent

Qing Lv, Haiyu Li, Zhijuan Wang, Hua Bai, Qing Zhang


This paper presents a method for the determination of migration of six phthalate esters in plastic toys based on gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) coupled with solid phase extraction using cucurbiturils (CB6-8) as adsorbent.


On the base of self-made migration device, toy samples were migrated for 10 min to 24 h in simulated saliva at 37 °C. The analytes were adsorbed by cucurbiturils SPE cartridges, eluted with ethyl acetate, then determined by GC-MS/MS and quantified by external standard method. The eluting solvents as well as the type and amount of the extraction materials were carefully optimized, then the reusability of the SPE cartridges was investigated. The limits of quantification (LOQs) ranged from 2.5 µg/L to 12.5 µg/L. Average recoveries of target analytes (spiked at three concentration levels) were in the range of 82.7% to 94.4%. Intraday repeatability and interday repeatability of the method varied from 2.3% to 6.6% and from 5.6% to 10.8%, respectively.


The proposed method was finally used to explore the migration behavior of phthalate esters in commercial plastic toys.

October 31, 2017

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