Application Note: QuEChERS Sample Preparation for the Determination of Polycyclic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Shrimp Using LC with Fluorescence Detection
12 February 2013

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are toxic compounds commonly found in nature, and are constituents of coal and petroleum. Seven PAHs have been classified as probable human carcinogens by the US EPA. This application note describes a QuEChERS-based sample preparation protocol for the determination of PAH in shrimp. QuEChERS methodology is quicker, easier, cheaper and safer than prior methods of sample preparation.

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