A simple dilute-and-shoot method for screening and simultaneous quantification of nicotine and alkaloid impurities in electronic cigarette refills (e-liquids) by UHPLC-DAD

Last updated on 15-3-2019 by Sophia Barhdadi

Peer reviewed scientific article




The electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) has emerged as a popular alternative to the traditional hazardous tobacco cigarette. The substantial increase in e-cigarette use also urgently calls for controlling the quality of e-cigarette refill liquid products (e-liquids). Currently, the most important quality indicator of e-liquid products is the quantification of nicotine and its related impurities. Although different methods have been published to measure nicotine and impurity levels, the majority of them use a targeted LC-MS/MS approach. There is, however, a need for more robust quantification…

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