Pesticide analysis

May 26, 2011

The Column

The Column, The Column-05-18-2011, Volume 7, Issue 9

The N-methylcarbamates and the N-methylcarbamoximes are among the most widely used pesticides in agriculture. Dionex has announced an improved HPLC method for the determination of these chemicals.

The N-methylcarbamates and the N-methylcarbamoximes are among the most widely used pesticides in agriculture. Dionex has announced an improved HPLC method for the determination of these chemicals.

These pesticides may create health problems, including issues impacting the central nervous and reproductive systems. As a result, concerns over the presence of carbamate residues in water, crops, and food products have promoted increased awareness and testing for these compounds.

The improved method focuses on the determination of carbamates in rice, potato and corn as specified in AOAC Method 2007.01 and European Union standard EN 15662, 2008. Application Note 272: Faster Yet Sensitive Determination of N-Methylcarbamates in Rice, Potato and Corn by HPLC is reported to demonstrate accurate results using the company’s UltiMate 3000 HPLC system with an Acclaim Carbamate column and detection performed using an FLD-3400RS fluorescence detector.

To download the method visit www.dionex.com

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