Application Note: Fast, Simple QuEChERS Extraction and Cleanup of Pesticide Residue Samples
29 August 2017

Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe, the QuEChERS method for extracting pesticides from food is based on research by the US Department of Agriculture. In addition to using less solvent and materials versus conventional SPE methods, QuEChERS employs a novel and much quicker dispersive solid phase extraction cleanup (dSPE). QuEChERS methods, including an AOAC Official Method and modifications to the methods, have been posted on the internet. This application note discusses a general QuEChERS method and highlights the basic steps these methods have in common.