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Cleanup procedure for water, soil, animal and plant extracts for the use of electron-capture detector in the gas chromatographic analysis of organophosphorus insecticide residues

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A simple, aqueous acetonitrile partition cleanup method for analyses of some common organophosphorus insecticide residues is described. The procedure described is for cleanup and quantitative recovery of parathion, methyl parathion, diazinon, malathion and thimet from different extracts. Those insecticides in the purified extracts of ground water, grain, soil, plant and animal tissues can be detected quantitatively by gas chromatography with an electron capture-detector at 0.01 ppm. Cleanup is satisfactory for paper and thin-layer chromatography for further identification of individual insecticides in the extracts.

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Contribution No. 949, Department of Entomology, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan, Kansas, U. S. A. and Contribution No. 16, Kansas Water Resources Institute, Manhattan, Kansas. This project was partially supported by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research pursuant to the Water Resources Act of 1964 as amended; Project No. B-007-KAN, Agreement No. 14-01-0001-1019; and by cooperative agreement No. 12-14-100-9706(51), with the Market Quality Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, Kansas project 5912. The assistance of Mr. Ted Macy, and Mr. Scott Robinson is greatly appreciated.

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Kadoum, A.M. Cleanup procedure for water, soil, animal and plant extracts for the use of electron-capture detector in the gas chromatographic analysis of organophosphorus insecticide residues. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 3, 247–253 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01684322

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Keywords

  • Waste Water
  • Ground Water
  • Plant Extract
  • Chromatographic Analysis
  • Animal Tissue