Navigation Links
Identification of Insecticides and Herbicides by LC/MS/MS Using the API 2000 LC/MS/MS System

Purpose

Agricultural chemicals typically analyzed by GC/MS can be identified and quantified more effectively and efficiently using LC/MS/MS. These agricultural compounds are extracted from plant materials, and thereby present matrix challenges.

Overview

Health and food safety organizations worldwide are placing great importance on the identification and quantitation of insecticides and herbicides in produce. Chlorinated pesticides have been largely replaced with organophosphorous and organonitrogen pesticides that degrade faster and are typically gentler to the environment.

Until very recently, these compounds had traditionally been analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Separation was often difficult due to the high polarity, low volatility and thermal lability of many pesticides. Difficult matrix effects were usually present since biocide compounds were often extracted from plant material.

Key Features

Triple quadrupole performance in an economical benchtop format

Patented LINAC collision cell prevents crosstalk with shorter multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) dwell times and enhances quantitative accuracy

Curtain Gas interface protects the analyzer from contamination even with crude samples

API 2000 System is a compact, easy to use, triple quadrupole MS system ideal for routine quantitative analysis

Experimental Conditions

The objective of this experiment was to design an LC/MS/MS method to identify and quantify eleven environmentally toxic compounds from two very different classes.

MRM was performed on the API 2000 LC/MS/MS System for enhancing the selectivity and specificity of these low molecular weight compounds.

Compounds of interest for this study include acephate, desethyl atrazine, cyanazine, dichlorvos, dicrotophos, dimethoate, hexazinone, mevinphos, omethoate, phosphamidon, and simazine. Past research experiments have proven acephate and omethoate to be difficult to separate.

Discussion

Calibration curves were established over the entire analyte concentration range of 2 to 15 ng/mL (ppb). Reproducibility (%CV) was exceptionally good considering that results were acquired over an 18-hour period.

For these applications, triple quadrupole mass spectrometry offers advantages over single quadrupole operations since the API 2000 LC/MS/MS System can perform MRM scans which provide superior specificity for the identification of co-eluting chromatographic peaks. Additionally, the API 2000 LC/MS/MS System has the patented LINAC collision cell, which allows for shorter MRM dwell times and increased data confidence during quantitative analysis.

Conclusions

A rapid, sensitive, robust and specific method was developed using the API 2000 LC/MS/MS System. This method separated and quantitated organonitrogen and organophosphorous pesticides in a single chromatographic run and even identified cis- and trans-isomers of particular compounds. Signal-to-noise ratios greater than 5:1 were obtained for all compounds at 1 pg on column while delivering excellent reproducibility. The high sensitivity of this technique allows further dilution if necessary.


'"/>

Source:


Page: All 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Identification of Differentially Expressed Gene Products with the CastAway System*
2. An Optimal DNA Microarray Substrate for the Identification of Fetal and Somatic Liver Stem Cells of the Rat
3. Identification of Low-Level Oxidation Products in Calmodulin Using NanoSpray Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry
4. Detection and Identification of Phosphorylation Sites in Proteins Using LC/MS/MS with Neutral Fragment Loss Mapping
5. Protect RNA and Improve Target Cell Identification
6. Identification of Disease Causing Mutations in Phenylketonuria by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Using the DCode System
7. Identification of Nonspecific Products Using Melt-Curve Analysis on the iCycler iQ Detection System, Rev A
8. Identification of cells in S phase using the Cell Proliferation Fluorescence Kit and IN Cell Analyzer 1000
9. Identification of Phase I and Phase II Metabolites of Buspirone on the Q TRAP LC/MS/MS System
10. ESR1 Gene Expression in Oncology and Metabolic Diseases Using the ASCENTATM System Target Validation and Identification of Novel Disease Indications
11. Fast Analysis of Phenoxyacetic and Phenoxypropionic Herbicides in Vegetable Matrix by Negative Ion Electrospray LC/MS/MS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... USDM ... firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, announces a presentation by Subbu ... , The presentation, “Automating GxP Validation for Agile Cloud Platforms,” will present a ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 09, 2017 , ... At its ... Dr. Christopher Stubbs, a professor in Harvard University’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, has ... was a member of the winning team for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 06, ... ... leader in Hi-C-based genomic technologies, launched its ProxiMeta™ Hi-C metagenome deconvolution product, ... Hi-C kit and accompanying cloud-based bioinformatics software to perform Hi-C metagenome deconvolution ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October 05, 2017 , ... ... engineers, and scientists from around the world, is giving back to cancer research with ... in October. , Now through October 31, shoppers can use promo code PinkRibbon ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/3/2017)...  Data captured by IsoCode, IsoPlexis Corporation,s ... statistically significant association between the potency of ... objective response of cancer patients post-treatment. The ... cancer patients will respond to CAR-T cell ... to improve both pre-infusion potency testing and cell ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... March 30, 2017 Trends, opportunities and forecast ... behavioral), by technology (fingerprint, AFIS, iris recognition, facial recognition, ... others), by end use industry (government and law enforcement, ... and banking, and others), and by region ( ... Asia Pacific , and the Rest ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Catholic Health ... and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving ... Adoption Model sm . In addition, CHS previously ... U.S. hospitals using an electronic medical record (EMR). ... its high level of EMR usage in an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):