In April SelectScience® is focusing on the impact that pesticides and other contaminants have on our environment and food, and how this is driving the development of new sensitive and accurate technologies. In this feature you can discover methods for detecting these contaminants in a range of matrices and useful resources from across the industry to help your lab workflow.
With recent contamination issues in a wide range of commodities, ensuring the quality of our food supply is becoming increasingly important. Pesticide residue content is one area of concern. LC/MS/MS can be used to simultaneously monitor hundreds of potential contaminants, including those difficult to detect by GC. Using LC/MS/MS in combination with GC allows for a faster, more complete picture of pesticide residues.
Discover how you can help reduce the incidence of false positive and negative reporting in pesticide residue monitoring. This application note describes enhanced routine multiple-reaction monitoring (MRM) methods to detect a higher number of fragment ion transitions for increased specificity and reporting confidence. In this workflow, typically 6-10 fragment ion transitions were monitored for each target pesticide as opposed to a conventional approach using 2-3 fragment ions only.
Discover the method for preparation and analysis of drinking water samples to detect and measure acephate, diisopropyl methylphosphonate (DIMP), methamidophos and thiofanox. In this application note find out how the Selectra® Aqueous C18 HPLC Column from UCT can be used to accurately detect selected organic contaminants in drinking water by aqueous direct injection and LC/MS/MS.
Hormone-altering chemicals can cause developmental problems during pregnancy, abnormal growth patterns, abnormal reproductive function and also trigger some forms of cancer when ingested. In this SelectScience® interview, Dr. Olivier Blanck, from the Crop Science division of Bayer in France, explores the importance of examining toxicity during agrochemical development and discusses current projects under the endocrine disruption program.
In this video, Dr Edward F. Askew tackles some of the frequently asked questions about the water analysis industry regulations and quality control, as well as pinpointing the benefits of Spectroquant Test Kits for this application. Dr Askew is President of Askew Scientific Consulting LLC, a research lab and consultancy that has worked with Merck KGaA to produce the kits which are designed to meet method equivalency for EPA, clean water act methods and safe drinking water act methods.