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Analysis of Selected Pyrethroid Pesticides Using Reverse Phase High Pressure Liquid Chromatography/UV

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Abstract: This research was conducted in cooperation with EPA Region 4 in Athens, GA to develop a method to analyze selected pyrethroid pesticides using Reverse Phase-High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). This HPLC method will aid researchers in separating and identifying these pyrethroids. The method was developed for Type I pyrethroids without a cyano group (allethrin, permethrin, resmethrin) and Type II pyrethroids with a cyano group (cypermethrin and fenvalerate). The pyrethroids were separated on a Hewlett Packard model 1090 using a Phenomenex C-18 100 x 2.0 mm SYNERGI 4u Hydro-RP 80A column. The flow rate was set at 0.5 mL/min. at 35 degrees C using two mobile phases consisting of acetonitrile-distilled water (1:1, v/v) and methanol-acetonitrile-distilled water (0.5:0.5:1, v/v) with 10 uL injections. The ratios of aqueous to organic mobile phase evaluated ranged from 10:90 to 60:40. Mobile phase conditions of 20% water and 80% acetonitrile separated allethrin (2.207 minutes), resmethrin isomers (7.997, 8.414 minutes), and permethrin isomers (9.631, 11.326 minutes), respectively. Analysis of the pyrethroids separately allows us to hypothesize that, in an unknown sample, complete separation occurs.

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Citation:Morrison, C. N., J. Starr, and E. M. Ulrich. Analysis of Selected Pyrethroid Pesticides Using Reverse Phase High Pressure Liquid Chromatography/UV. Presented at Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, Kennesaw, GA, March 25-27, 2004.
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Contact: Liz Hope - (919) 541-2785 or hope.elizabeth@epa.gov
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Division: Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Division
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Branch: Methods Development & Application Branch
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 03/26/2004
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Related Entries:
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Bullet Item Development and Application of Methods to Assess Human Exposure to Pesticides
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