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High-Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Methods in Pesticide Analysis

Pesticides

  1. Achille Cappiello,
  2. Pierangela Palma

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a1713

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Cappiello, A. and Palma, P. 2006. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Methods in Pesticide Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Università di Urbino, Urbino, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

In this article, a detailed overview of the current high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS) instrumentation, suitable for the determination of a large number of pesticides, is reported. Particular emphasis is given to the role of the mass spectrometric apparatus involved in each interfacing technique with several types of information regarding the ionization processes, analyzer principles and system configurations. The article gives an up-to-date picture of the current instrumentation that is available and readers will find only brief references to some important historical approaches that are no longer in use.