Applications of solid-phase microextraction for the analysis of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables: A review

Lukman Bola Abdulra'uf, Mee Kin Chai, Guan Huat Tan

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Abstract

This paper reviews the application of various modes of solid-phase microextraction (SPME) for the analysis of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. SPME is a simple extraction technique that eliminates the use of solvent, and it is applied for the analysis of both volatile and nonvolatile pesticides. SPME has been successfully coupled to both GC and LC. The coupling with GC has been straightforward and requires little modification of existing equipment, but interfacing with LC has proved challenging. The external standard calibration technique is widely used for quantification, while standard addition and internal or surrogate standards are mainly used to account for matrix effects. All parameters that affect the extraction of pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables, and therefore need to be optimized, are also reviewed. Details of the characteristics of analytical procedures and new trends in fiber production using sol-gel technology and molecularly imprinted polymers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1290
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of AOAC International
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Pharmacology

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