Chemosphere 2021 May 3;280:130747. Epub 2021 May 3.
Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 1-3, GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russia.
In this work, simple, rapid and highly sensitive method of hazardous chemical 1,1-dimethylhydrazine (unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, UDMH) determination based on pre-column derivatization with unsubstituted aromatic aldehydes and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet-tandem mass spectrometry (RP HPLC-UV-MS/MS) has been developed. Along with benzaldehyde, commercially available aromatic aldehydes, namely: 2-naphthaldehyde, 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde, and 2-quinolinecarboxaldehyde, were used as derivatizing reagents in the analysis of hydrazines for the first time. The reactions were studied in a wide pH range by varying reaction time and other conditions. Read More