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Determination of Hymexazol in Cucumber and Soil Samples by Derivatization Using GC-FPD


A sensitive and effective analytical method for the determination of hymexazol in cucumber and soil samples by gas chromatography with a flame photometric detector was developed. This method was validated with fortified at three different levels of 0.2, 1.0 and 5.0 mg/kg. Average recoveries obtained from cucumber and soil samples at three fortified levels were 94.0%–107.8% with relative standard deviations (RSDs) of less than 11.4%. Limits of quantification (LOQ) in cucumber and soil were 0.2 mg/kg. The method was successfully applied to determine hymexazol in real samples of cucumber and soil under open fields.

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This work was supported by grants from the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China.

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Sun, D., Li, L., Ji, R. et al. Determination of Hymexazol in Cucumber and Soil Samples by Derivatization Using GC-FPD. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 87, 653–656 (2011).

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  • Hymexazol
  • Cucumber
  • Soil
  • Derivatization