Monitoring of aromatic amines by hplc with electrochemical detection. Comparison of methods for destruction of carcinogenic aromatic amines in laboratory wastes

Jiří Barek, Věra Pacáková, Karel Štulík, Jiří Zima

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A new chemical method for destruction of carcinogenic aromatic amines in laboratory wastes has been developed. The method is based on enzymatic oxidation of the amines in solution (with hydrogen peroxide and horseradish peroxidase), followed by oxidation of the solid residues with permanganate in sulphuric acid medium. To monitor the efficiency of destruction, a reversed-phase HPLC system has been developed, with voltammetric detection with a carbon-fibre detector, which is substantially more sensitive (detection limits from a few ng down to a few pg of amine) than the commonly used ultraviolet photometric detection. It has been demonstrated that the proposed method of destruction is highly efficient (≫99.8% destruction).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalTalanta
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Monitoring of aromatic amines by hplc with electrochemical detection. Comparison of methods for destruction of carcinogenic aromatic amines in laboratory wastes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this