High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in the Analysis of Semiochemicals

Part of the Chromatographic Society Symposium Series book series (CSSS)


The use of high performance liquid chromatography linked to mass spectrometry as a technique for the analysis of semiochemicals is discussed. Examples are given of high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of insect antifeedants from Ajuga species and of kairomones from Lepidoptera.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mudd
    • 1
  1. 1.Rothamsted Experimental StationAFRC Institute of Arable Crops ResearchHarpenden, HertfordshireUK

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