Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 22(11), 1473 (2006).

Pesticide Multiresidue Analysis of 303 Compounds Using Supercritical Fluid Extraction
Yukiko ONO,* Takashi YAMAGAMI,* Takeshi NISHINA,** and Toshiaki TOBINO**
*Nishikawa Keisoku, 134, Godo-cho, Hodogaya, Yokohama, Kanagawa 240-0005, Japan
**Kumamoto Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, 1240-1, Kurisaki-machi, Uto, Kumamoto 869-0425, Japan
Compared to generally used solvent extraction methods, supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with carbon dioxide has the advantages of automation and simple operation in preparing samples for pesticide residue analysis. This report is the outcome of our evaluation of the practicality of SFE for the preparation of samples for pesticide residue analysis. We studied the recovery of 303 compounds with several crops by a simultaneous analytical method of SFE, cartridge column purification, followed by GC/MS determination. We achieved 70 to 120% recovery for more than 80% of the examined compounds.