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Stereoselective LC-MS/MS methodologies for environmental analysis of chiral pesticides.

Petrie, Bruce; Mu�oz, Maria Dolores Camacho; Martin, Julia


Maria Dolores Camacho Mu�oz

Julia Martin


Chiral pesticides can exert stereospecific toxicity in contaminated environmental compartments. Therefore, measuring pesticides at the enantiomeric level is essential to assess the risk posed to exposed organisms, including humans. In recent years, there has been rapid progress on the development and application of stereoselective liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methodologies for monitoring pesticides in the environment. Coupling chiral LC separations with MS/MS detection enables trace enantiomeric determination of pesticides in complex environmental matrices. The intent of this review is to provide an up-to-date synopsis on recent advances of stereoselective LC-MS/MS methodologies for pesticide analysis. Key aspects of these methodologies discussed include sample storage and extraction method, stationary phases for separation, multi-residue separations, and method of quantitation. Finally, future trends in this rapidly growing field of analytical chemistry research are outlined.


PETRIE, B., MUÑOZ, M.D.C. and MARTIN, J. 2018. Stereoselective LC-MS/MS methodologies for environmental analysis of chiral pesticides. Trends in analytical chemistry [online], 110, pages 249-258. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 10, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 17, 2018
Publication Date Jan 31, 2019
Deposit Date Dec 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 18, 2019
Journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Print ISSN 0165-9936
Electronic ISSN 1879-3142
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 110
Pages 249-258
Keywords Pesticide; Chiral; Enantiomer; LC-MS/MS; Polysaccharide; Environment; Multi-residue; Fungicide; Herbicide; Insecticide
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