Application Note: Analyze Carbamate Pesticides in a Fraction of the Time and Boost Productivity
13 November 2018
Carbamate pesticides are widely used insecticides that pose human and environmental health risks due to their activity as endocrine disruptors. While many pesticides can be analyzed successfully using GC, carbamate pesticides are thermally unstable and degrade quickly in the hot GC inlet. Therefore, LC methods must be used to monitor levels of these semivolatile compounds in soil and water samples. C18 columns can be used for carbamate pesticides analysis, but traditional methods—such as EPA Method 531—require analysis times of over 20 minutes.