TITLE

Solid-phase extraction liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry analytical method for the determination of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone and its metabolites in both human urine and semen

AUTHOR(S)
León, Zacarías; Chisvert, Alberto; Tarazona, Isuha; Salvador, Amparo
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Sep2010, Vol. 398 Issue 2, p831
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (HMB), which is one of the most commonly used UV filters in sunscreen cosmetics to protect skin from the deleterious effects of the sun, can be percutaneously absorbed, further metabolized, and finally excreted or bioaccumulated. An analytical method for the sensitive determination of HMB and its three metabolites in both human urine and semen is developed. The presented analytical method is based on a solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure to clean-up and preconcentrate the target analytes from the urine and semen samples followed by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) detection. The methodology was fully validated and the standard addition calibration method was used to quantify the target analytes in order to correct the matrix effects observed. Considering this approach, the accuracy of the method was evaluated and the recoveries ranged from 98% to 115% and from 86% to 111% in urine and semen samples, respectively, depending on the analyte. For urine samples, the limits of detection ranged between 0.027 and 0.103 ng mL and the repeatability of the method, expressed as relative standard deviation, was in the range of 7.2–9.2%, depending on the analyte. In the case of semen samples, the limits of detection ranged between 1 and 3 ng mL whereas the repeatability was in the range of 2.2–6.4%, depending on the analyte. The described SPE-LC-MS/MS method was satisfactorily applied to both urine and semen samples from a male volunteer who applied a sunscreen cosmetic product containing HMB. HMB and its metabolites were found and quantified in the low ng mL range in both urine and semen samples, although at a different extent.
ACCESSION #
53556239

 

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