Application Note: Advanced Data Acquisition and Data Processing Workflows to Identify, Quantify and Confirm Pesticide Residues
11 February 2015

This poster presents a new analytical workflow developed to screen for 400 pesticides in fruit, vegetable, tea and spices utilizing generic QuEChERS extraction, UHPLC separation using a core-shell particle column, and MS/MS detection with the AB SCIEX QTRAP® 6500 system. The Scheduled MRM™Pro algorithm was used to acquire ~800 MRM transitions to accurately quantify target pesticides and identify them based on the characteristic ratio of quantifier qualifier ion. The Scheduled MRM™ data was also used to automatically acquire full scan MS/MS spectra to search against spectral libraries.