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It’s Time to Enhance Your Food Testing

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Are you looking for ways to up the ante on your LC-MS/MS when it comes to food testing? Researchers here have developed a method for the analysis of approximately 400 pesticides in food samples, and their work is available for viewing in this year’s compendium. This application note is just one of 16 you will find under Pesticides >

Using your QTRAP® LC-MS/MS System at its Full Potential Overview
Using MRM mode, the QTRAP® 6500 LC-MS/MS was used to quantify hundreds of pesticides in food samples with high selectivity and sensitivity. Identification was further confirmed using MRM ratio identification. An alternative approach for compound identification went beyond the detection of multiple fragments.

Details of Experiment
Twenty pesticides were spiked into different food samples, and diluted extracts were analyzed using two methods.

Results and Conclusions
Improved data processing using a dual injection approach with automatic quantitation, identification, and confirmation using MasterView™ and MultiQuant™ Software. Results highlight the complementary nature of MRM ratios and MS/MS full scan offering a possibility of confirmatory analysis. 

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