Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 404, Issue 6–7, pp 1959–1966 | Cite as

Application of the molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction to the organophosphate residues determination in strawberries

  • Isabela Mendes Baldim
  • Marília Cristina de Oliveira Souza
  • João Carlos Jacinto da Cunha Souza
  • Eduardo Costa Figueiredo
  • Isarita MartinsEmail author
Original Paper


This study describe an analytical method employing gas chromatography (GC) using flame photometric detection that has been developed for the simultaneous determination of organophosphate pesticides (diazinon, disulfoton, parathion, chlorpyrifos and malathion) in strawberry samples. For this purpose, molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction was applied as a sample preparation technique. The method was linear in the ranges from 0.10 to 1.00 μg g−1, for diazinon, disulfoton, parathion and chlorpyrifos, and 0.10 to 2.00 μg g−1 for malathion with r > 0.99. The detection limits (LD) ranged from 0.02 to 0.05 μg g−1. Recovery studies yielded average recoveries in the range of 65.25 to 87.70 %. These results showed the potential of this technique for organophosphate residue monitoring in strawberry samples.


Molecularly imprinted polymer Solid-phase extraction Organophosphate residues Strawberry GC-FPD 



This research was supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)/Brazil, the Minas Gerais State Research Foundation (Fapemig) (process number CDS-PPM-00055-09), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) and the Federal University of Alfenas (UNIFAL-MG).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabela Mendes Baldim
    • 1
  • Marília Cristina de Oliveira Souza
    • 1
  • João Carlos Jacinto da Cunha Souza
    • 1
  • Eduardo Costa Figueiredo
    • 1
  • Isarita Martins
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Toxicants and Drug Analysis—LATF, Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesFederal University of Alfenas—Unifal-MGAlfenasBrazil

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