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Anionic Pesticides Explorer

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Expand the scope of your routine pesticide analysis in food using the Thermo Scientific™ Anionic Pesticides Explorer, an integrated sample-to-results analytical workflow. It enables laboratories to overcome the challenge of reliable quantitation and identification of multiple polar anionic pesticides including glyphosate, glufosinate, fosetyl, chlorate, and others; all in a single analysis and without the need for derivatization. This analytical workflow is delivered as a robust, validated off-the-shelf solution offering fast implementation and optimum performance for routine testing labs.

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The Anionic Pesticides Explorer provides a fully integrated analytical workflow for the complete analysis of 14 anionic pesticides and their metabolites, increasing productivity and reducing costs. Extraction is performed using a modified version of the Quick Polar Pesticides Method (QuPPe) with a combination of freezing, dilution and solid phase extraction clean-up to reduce matrix co-extractives before IC-MS/analysis. High performance ion chromatography with post-column eluent suppression, coupled to a high-sensitivity triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (IC-MS/MS), all controlled by the Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ Chromatography Data System, providing robust and sensitive quantitation and identification of all targeted anionic polar pesticides.

The Anionic Pesticides Explorer has been extensively optimized and validated with a range of representative sample types including wheat flour, grape, leek and baby food. It includes all instruments, software, necessary consumables, suitability check standard solution, and a detailed deployment guide for reaching higher productivity and maintaining the workflow performance during routine analysis.

For routine laboratories, the Anionic Pesticide Explorer offers:

  • Compliance with regulations and method performance guidelines.
  • Increased productivity, ensured by consolidation of multiple methods into one analysis.
  • Robustness, underpinned by the high capacity and high matrix tolerance of anion exchange columns enabling the routine analysis of analytes at low concentration in complex samples.