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THERMO Scientific Webinar | Pesticide residues analysis – Sample preparation and IC-MS

Save the date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 11:00 AM CEST

Session 1: Sample preparation challenges and solutions for pesticides residue analysis. Sample extraction is the start of any analytical chromatography process and in food this can be more than a little challenging, discover some tips and tricks to help you get ahead.
Presenter: Ken Meadows, Product Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Session 2: Ionic polar pesticides include some of the most frequently used pesticides worldwide but also present unique challenges to traditional methods of pesticide analysis.
Traditional extraction methods typically suffer from low extraction efficiency of highly ionic polar pesticides and RPLC methods have very poor retention of highly ionic polar pesticides.
Advances in the analysis of these target analytes has led to an increase in testing and regulation, driven primarily by anionic polar pesticides such as glyphosate and gluphosinate.
For cationic pesticides such as paraquat and diquat (quats) analytical method developments have lagged due to poor chromatographic resolution of the paraquat – diquat pair and often requiring high resolution accurate mass spectrometers.
This webinar will recap on polar pesticide analysis utilizing ion chromatography, including the inclusion of IC-MS/MS as an EURL-SRM, as well as reviewing the development of a new method for the analysis of quats in food and beverage matrices.
Presenter: Wai-Chi Man, Product Marketing Manager, IC/SP, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Who should attend:

  • Lab managers and analysts that have analytical challenges when testing food and beverages
  • QA/QC and research laboratories that want to keep up to date and also be ready for future challenges
  • Lab leaders who want to leverage the full analytical potential of their analytical instrumentation


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