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Analysis of Pesticides Present in Ayurvedic Churna by GC-MS/MS

Published: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
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A sensitive and precise assay for the detection of pesticides.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a method for quantitative determination of over 200 multi-residue pesticides present in a blend of herbs and spices known as “churna” and widely used in Ayurvedic medicine using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS).

Application Note 10361, Analysis of Multi-Residue Pesticides Present in Ayurvedic Churna by GC-MS/MS describes a sensitive and precise assay for the detection of pesticides.

Trace levels of the multi-residue pesticides were detected in the highly complex churna extracts at concentrations as low as 2.5 ng/g.

The analysis was performed using a Thermo Scientific™ TRACE™ 1310 GC coupled to a Thermo Scientific™ TSQ 8000™ triple-quadrupole GC-MS/MS.


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