Multi-Residue Method for the Determination of Five Groups of Pesticides in Non-Fatty Food Samples by Dual Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (Dual SBSE) and Thermal Desorption GC-MS


App Note 3/2005

A multi-residue method for determination of five groups of 85 pesticides – organochlorine, carbamate, organophosphorous, pyrethroid and others – in non-fatty food, e.g. vegetables, fruits and green tea is described. The method is based on stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) coupled to thermal desorption (TD) and retention time locked (RTL) GC/MS in scan mode. The method was applied to the determination of pesticides at low μg/kg levels in tomato, cucumber, green soybeans, spinach, grapes and green tea.