Magnetic Solid Phase Extraction using Magnetic Mesoporous Silica for Preconcentration of Organophosphorus Pesticides
Nur Husna Zainal Abidin1, Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim2, Nor Suhaila Mohamad Hanapi3
1Nur Husna Zainal Abidin, Chemistry Postgraduate, Faculty Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia.
2Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim, Chemistry and Environment, Faculty Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia.
3Nor Suhaila Mohamad Hanapi, Chemistry and Environment,Faculty Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 6847-6852 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5204118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5204.118419

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Abstract: The present study describes the synthesis, characterization and application of two mesoporous silica material based coated magnetic nanoparticles namely Fe3O4-SBA-15 and Fe3O4-MCM-41 for the simultaneous preconcentration of three selected organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) namely chlorpyrifos, diazinon and parathion methyl from water samples. The resultant sorbent material was physicochemically and morphologically characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and N2 adsorption analysis. OPPs pesticides extraction efficiency of two sorbents were evaluated through magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE) using high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detector (HPLC/UV). The main parameters affecting the sorbent efficiency namely extraction time and desorption solvent were optimized. Comparatively, Fe3O4-SBA-15 achieved excellent percent recovery (97.5%) compared to the Fe3O4-MCM-41 (87.1%) under optimum condition respectively. The result appealed that the Fe3O4-SBA-15 composite was efficient sorbent with good capability for the preconcentration of selected OPPs from water samples.
Keywords: Mesoporous Silica Materials, Magnetic Nanoparticles, Organophosphorus Pesticides And Magnetic Solid Phase Extraction.
Scope of the Article:  Materials Engineering.