Title: Preparation, Homogeneity and Stability of Polar Pesticides in Freeze-Dried Water Interlaboratory Exercise.
Authors: MARTIN-ESTEBAN A.FERNANDEZ P.CAMARA C.KRAMER Gerard nicoMAIER E.a.
Citation: Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. vol. 67 p. 125-141
Publication Year: 1998
JRC Publication N°: JRC16400
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC16400
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: An Interlaboratory exercise was carried out to improve the state of the art of some polar pesticide determination in water (atrazine, simazine, carbaryl, propanil, linuron, fenamiphos and permethrin). The preparation, the homogeneity and the stability of freeze-dried water samples containing the above pesticides was studied. The final concentration of each pesticide in water was in the 50- 80mu g. 1 -1 range with a salt content of 2.5 g.1-1 of NaCl. After the lyophilization the residue was rehomogenised, filled into a amber glass bottles and stored at -20*C and + 20*C. Every three months, one sample was analysed to verify the stability of the residue. All pesticides were determined by high performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection (HPLC-DAD) except permethrin which was determined by gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-ECD). The results obtained show that the atrazine, carbaryl, propanil, linuron and fenamiphos samples were homogeneously distributed, whereas simazine and permethrin were not. With respect to the stability over three months, all pesticides were stable at -20*C but the concentration of fenamiphos decreased by about 70% after one month. The results obtained in the interlaboratory study by the participants were in good agreement for many of the pesticides.
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