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Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent-Related Phenylarsenic Compounds in Marine Biota Samples by LC-HESI/MS/MS

Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent-Related Phenylarsenic Compounds in Marine Biota Samples by LC-HESI/MS/MS
Paula Vanninen, Hanna Niemikoski, Martin Söderström
A new method has been developed to determine oxidation products of three chemical warfare agent (CWA) related phenylarsenic compounds from marine biota samples by a liquid chromatography-heated electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-HESI/MS/MS). The target chemicals were oxidation products of Adamsite (DM[ox]), Clark I (DPA[ox]), and triphenylarsine (TPA[ox]). Method was validated within the concentration range of 1–5, 0.2–5, and 0.2–5 ng/g for DM[ox], DPA[ox], and TPA[ox], respectively. The method was linear, precise and accurate. Limits of quantification (LOQ) were 2.0, 1.3, and 2.1 ng/g for DM[ox], DPA[ox], and TPA[ox], respectively. A total of ten fish samples and one lobster sample collected from near Swedish coast, Måseskär dumpsite were analyzed. Trace concentrations below LOQ values were detected in three samples and the elemental composition of oxidized form of Clark I and/or II was confirmed by LC-HESI/HRMS. To our knowledge, this is the first study that provides the presence of CWA related chemicals in marine biota samples.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03429

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03429

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