Print Email Facebook Twitter Determination of chlormequat in pears by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry Title Determination of chlormequat in pears by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry Author Mol, H.G.J. van Dam, R.C.J. Vreeken, R.J. Steijger, O.M. Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO Publication year 2000 Abstract A straightforward and reliable method was developed for the determination of chlormequat in pears by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS). Water and methanol were compared as extraction solvents. Because no significant differences in extraction efficiency or repeatability were found, water was chosen as the extraction solvent. The extracts were analyzed without cleanup by either an ion-trap liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer in the single MS mode or a triple-quadrupole instrument in the MS/MS mode, using electrospray ionization. Both instruments were equally suitable for quantitation and confirmation of identity. Recoveries were 76-103%, and reproducibility was ≤12%. The lowest detection limit (0.007 mg/kg) was obtained with the triple-quadrupole instrument in the MS/MS mode. Chemicals/CAS: Chlormequat, 999-81-5; Methanol, 67-56-1; Water, 7732-18-5 Subject ChlormequatMethanolWaterChemistryFruitLiquid chromatographyMass spectrometryMethodologyReproducibilityChlormequatChromatography, LiquidFruitMass SpectrometryMethanolReproducibility of ResultsWater To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8534aaa6-7761-4996-a894-3cfe14967ff0 TNO identifier 71909 ISSN 1060-3271 Source Journal of AOAC International, 83 (3), 742-747 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.