Determination of Highly Polar Pesticide Residues in Food of Plant Origin by an Automated QuPPe Solution
25 May 2015
This application note evaluates the performance and versatility of the AutoMate-Q40 for the extraction of highly polar pesticides using the QuPPe Method. Liquid Chromatography coupled to triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was employed for the detection of highly polar pesticides in agricultural commodities. Quantification was based on matrix-matched calibration curves for each commodity. The AutoMate-Q40 streamlines the QuPPe Method while providing suitable analytical results falling in the method guidelines (range of 70-120% and RSD <20%) for all target compounds.