Determining Methamphetamine in Urine by Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Assisted Paper Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
The usefulness of molecularly imprinted polymer assisted paper spray ionization mass spectrometry (MIP-PSI-MS) for the determination of methamphetamine in urine has been demonstrated. MIP-PSI-MS is a method in which a MIP is synthesized on the surface of a paper, producing a chemically selective paper surface with molecular recognition sites for a target analyte. The analyte is extracted by the MIP substrate, which is posteriorly used for conventional PSI-MS analysis. As methamphetamine is one
... amphetamine is one of the most widely used drugs of abuse in the world, it was selected to be studied in synthetic urine by the MIP-PSI-MS method. Methamphetamine was detected at higher ion signals compared to other different drugs, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and cocaine, suggesting that MIP-PSI-MS has a chemical affinity for methamphetamine. In experiments to validate the method, a linear calibration curve was achieved with R-squared (R 2 ) > 0.99. Limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) were determined to be 0.8 and 2.8 µg L -1 , respectively. Precision (relative standard deviation) and accuracy (relative error) were less than 10%, and the recoveries were close to 100%. The matrix effect was below 10%. These data demonstrate the possibility of using MIP-PSI-MS as an analytical tool for a specific/ selective analysis of methamphetamine in forensic sciences.