Abstract—Solid phase microextraction (SPME)
fundamentals, characteristics and application are described.
The special stress is put on characteristics of sorbents used as
SPME fiber coatings. Description of commercially available
fibers and the present-day trends in development of new
sorbents for SPME are given. Discussion is focused on
possibility of application of ionic liquids (IL) and polymeric
ionic liquids (PIL) as SPME fiber coatings. An example of
application of PIL coating to determine volatile fatty acids in
water is given.
Index Terms—Environmental trace organic analysis, chromatography, solid phase microextraction, ionic liquids, polymeric ionic liquids.
Bogdan Zygmunt is with the Gdansk University of Technology (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Marta Wasielewska, Anna Banel, and Bogdan Zygmunt, "Solid Phase Micro-Extraction, a Versatile and Handy Tool in Environmental Trace Organic Analysis, Gets a New Class of Coatings, Polymeric Ionic Liquids," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 221-224, 2013.