Multi-residue Pesticide Analysis in Green Tea by a Modified QuEChERS Extraction and Ion Trap GC/MSn Analysis
21 November 2016
Recently formulated pesticides are quite different in their physical properties from their predecessors such as 4,4'-DDT. Most of these newer pesticides are smaller in molecular weight and were designed to break down rapidly in the environment. Therefore, to successfully identify and quantify these compounds in foods, more careful consideration must be placed on the sample preparation for extraction and the instrument parameters for analysis. This study will cover the preparation of extracts and the optimization of the analytical parameters of the splitless injection, separation, and detection.