Determining Eight Biogenic Amines in Surface Water Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Zhengtao Quan1, Guangfa Xie2, Qi Peng1, Jicheng Shan1, Wenhao Xing1, Jialei Zhang1, Shiling Li1, Zhongyu Chan1, Chuanfeng Chou1, HuiJun Zou2
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1School of Life Sciences, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, 312000 China
2National Engineering Research Center for Chinese Rice Wine, China Shaoxing Rice Wine Group Co., Ltd,
Shaoxing 312000, China
Publish date: 2016-07-22
Submission date: 2015-07-22
Final revision date: 2016-03-04
Acceptance date: 2016-03-07
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(4):1669–1673
A method for determining eight biogenic amines in surface water was established using high-performance liquid chromatography–triple quadrupole mass spectrometry to improve on the detection sensitivity of current methods. The limits of detection and quantification were 0.05 and 0.2 μg L-1, respectively, for histamine, cadaverine, spermine, and spermidine, 1.0 and 3.0 μg L−1, respectively, for putrescine, 1.5 and 5.0 μg L−1, respectively, for tyramine and tryptamine, and 2.0 and 5.0 μg L−1, respectively, for 2-phenylethylamine. The recovery of biogenic amines from spiked water samples was between 97.3 and 108.6% at levels between 0.05 and 15 μg L-1 (R > 0.999). The relative standard deviations were in the range of 0.10-0.29%. This method can achieve rapid and accurate determination of biogenic amines in surface water, and it meets the minimum residue measurement requirements.