Analysis of Residual Pesticides

Food knows no borders. With an increasing global population, food security is increasingly under threat and there is a growing challenge for agriculture to produce more food, safely and more sustainably. The use of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides reduce crop losses both before and after harvest, and increase crop yields. However, pesticide residues resulting from the use of plant protection products on crops may pose a risk to human health; as a result, regulatory guidelines have been implemented to monitor pesticide residues in food. Shimadzu offers a wide range of instruments for pesticide testing, from GC and LC with specific detectors to single and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers.

Simultaneous Analysis of Residual Pesticides (LC-MS/MS)

LC-MS/MS MRM (Multiple Reaction Monitoring) analysis allows for rapid and sensitive detection of pesticides in complex matrices. A single multi-residue LC/MS/MS method was developed for 646 pesticides (3 MRM transitions for over 99 % targeted pesticides resulting in 1,919 transitions in total, with a polarity switching time of 5 msec) using Ultra-Fast LC-MS/MS and Method Package for Residual Pesticides.

Method File
Mode
Registered Component
Pesticide MRM 836

The Method Package covers 836 components subject to EU Directive No. 396/2005, Chinese GB standards, and the Japanese Multi-residue Method for Agricultural Chemicals by LC-MS/MS. In the USA, the EPA sets the pesticide limits while the FDA and USDA enforce those limits. The method package also includes optimized analytical conditions, which enables simultaneous analysis of 646 pesticides in 10.5 minutes without performing a complicated conditions setting process.

Simultaneous analysis of 646 pesticides (10ng/mL) within 10.5 minutes using LC-MS/MS

Simultaneous analysis of 646 pesticides (10ng/mL)
within 10.5 minutes using LC-MS/MS

Peak area response for three pesticides spiked into apple, mint and tomato matrix extracts at 0.05 mg/kg over 72 hours.

Peak area response for three pesticides spiked into apple, mint and tomato matrix extracts at 0.05 mg/kg over 72 hours.

Simultaneous Analysis of Residual Pesticides (GC-MS/MS)

The Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8050 is the first triple quadrupole with Smart Productivity for high-efficiency sample throughput, Smart Operation for quick and easy method development, and Smart Performance for low detection limits and Scan/MRM. These three smart technologies contribute to Smart MRM and provide the most accurate, cost-effective, and easy-to-use triple quadrupole GCMS you have ever imagined.

MRM analysis of residual pesticides in food using GC-MS/MS

MRM analysis of residual pesticides in food using GC-MS/MS

Database for GC-MS Analysis of Residual Pesticides

Database for quantitative analysis

Smart Pesticides Database

The Smart Pesticide Database includes optimized transitions and collision energies, CAS registry numbers, and Retention Indices (RI) for hundreds of pesticides. Select from pre-registered compounds in one database, or add you own optimized transitions. Select the compounds to be analyzed, and Smart MRM builds the MRM or Scan/MRM acquisition method from the "Smart Database" with a push of a button.

Database for screening analysis

Quick-DB MS Residual Pesticides Database

In pesticide analysis, increased purchasing costs and the control operations associated with standard samples have become issues for the industry. The Quick-DB contains 491 components information, optimized analytical conditions, and calibration curves created using pesticide surrogates as internal standard substances. This allows quick screening of residual pesticides without using pesticide standard samples.

Multi-Analyte Quantitation Software LabSolutions Insight

Due to increasingly sophisticated automation, large quantities of high-quality mass spectrometer data can be obtained. However, checking and analyzing all that data can be extremely time-consuming, which significantly decreases the efficiency of inspection work. LabSolutions Insight multi-analyte quantitation software for GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS analysis helps analyze such multi-analyte data more conveniently and more efficiently.

Main Applications

No. Title
Instrument
C166 LCMS
C163 LCMS
C162 Quantitative Analysis of Highly Polar Pesticides in Food Using SFC/MS LCMS
C154 Applying ‘MRM Spectrum Mode’ and Library Searching for Enhanced Reporting Confidence in Routine Pesticide Residue Analysis LCMS
C140 Ultra-Sensitive and Rapid Assay of Neonicotinoids, Fipronil and Some Metabolites in Honey by UHPLC-MS/MS LCMS
C136 Expanding Capabilities in Multi-Residue Pesticide Analysis Using The LCMS-8060 LCMS
C135 Shimadzu Pesticide MRM Library Support for LC/MS/MS LC-MS
L497 SFE
LC-MS
L502 Analysis of Residual Pesticides in Agricultural Products Using Nexera UC Off-Line SFE-GC/MS System SFE
GC-MS
C146-E334 Residual Pesticides Analysis of Botanical Ingredients Using Gas Chromatography Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry GC-MS
No.127 Simultaneous Analysis of 418 Pesticides Utilizing Smart SIM GC-MS
No.126 Simultaneous Analysis of Pesticides by GC-MS Using Hydrogen Carrier Gas GC-MS
ADS.No.107 Simultaneous Analysis of 477 Residual Pesticides in Agricultural Crops using GC-MS/MS - Part 2 GC-MS
ADS No.106 Simultaneous Analysis of 477 Residual Pesticides in Agricultural Crops using GC-MS/MS - Part 1 GC-MS
ADS. No.93
Easy Screening for Residual Pesticides in Processed Foods Using GC-MS/MS GC-MS
ADS. No.92 Screening of residual pesticides in food with two different columns GC-MS
ADS. No.91 Easy Screening for Residual Pesticides in Foods using GC-MS GC-MS

Related Information (Including Old Applications)

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