, Volume 54, Issue 3–4, pp 241–246 | Cite as

A SPME-GC-MS approach for antivarroa and pesticide residues analysis in honey

  • M. Volante
  • R. Galarini
  • V. Miano
  • M. Cattaneo
  • I. Pecorelli
  • M. Bianchi
  • M. T. Marinoni
  • L. Cossignani
  • P. Damiani
Originals Gas Chromatography


Results are presented that were obtained independently by two laboratories employing solid-phase micro extraction (SPME) for the analysis of pesticide residues in honey. The compounds Amitraz, Coumaphos, Cymiazole, Bromopropylate and Fluvalinate, used for chemitherapic treatment of beehives and other widely used agricultural insecticides, were extracted using a polydimethylsiloxane fiber of 100 μm thickness. The precision, accuracy, intervals of linearity and detection limits of the methodare discussed. Considering the rapidity and simplicity of this technique and, on the other hand, the difficulties arising from its application to a very complex matrix, SPME can certainly be considered a useful tool for the rapid screening of residues in honey.

Key Words

Gas chromatography Solid-phase micro extraction Pesticide residues Honey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Volante
    • 1
  • R. Galarini
    • 2
  • V. Miano
    • 1
  • M. Cattaneo
    • 1
  • I. Pecorelli
    • 2
  • M. Bianchi
    • 1
  • M. T. Marinoni
    • 1
  • L. Cossignani
    • 3
  • P. Damiani
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Como, Laboratorio di Chimica AmbientaleAgenzia per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della LombardiaComoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Umbria e delle MarchePerugiaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Chimica Bromatologica, Facoltà di FarmaciaUniversità degli Studi di PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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