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Supelco

Supel QuE

Z-Sep/C18 Tube, centrifuge tube volume 2 mL, pack of 100

Synonym(s):
QuEChERS
NACRES:
NB.21

Quality Level

composition

Discovery® DSC-18, 50 mg
Z-Sep, 20 mg

packaging

pack of 100

centrifuge tube volume

2 mL

application(s)

food and beverages

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General description

SupelQuE Z-Sep/C18 enhances sample cleanup for complex matrices by effectively removing more fat and color from sample extracts than traditional phases for QuEChERS LC-MS methods. By eliminating problematic matrix interferences, Z-Sep products provide more robust LC-MS methods. This proprietary technology can replace C18 and PSA in your current methods without additional method development.

Z-Sep/C18 is recommended for cleanup of samples containing less than 15% fat.
Dispersive SPE (dSPE), often referred to as the "QuEChERS" method (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe), is modern sample prep technique that is becoming increasingly popular in the area of multi-residue pesticide analysis in food and agricultural products.

Using the QuEChERS method, food/agricultural samples are first extracted with an aqueous miscible solvent (e.g., acetonitrile) in the presence of high amounts of salts (e.g., sodium chloride and magnesium sulfate) and/or buffering agents (e.g. citrate) to induce liquid phase separation and stabilize acid and base labile pesticides, respectively. Upon shaking and centrifugation, an aliquot of the organic phase is subjected to further cleanup using SPE. Unlike traditional methods using SPE tubes, in dispersive SPE, cleanup is facilitated by mixing bulk amounts of SPE (e.g., Supelclean PSA, ENVI-Carb, and/or Discovery DSC-18) with the extract. After sample cleanup, the mixture is centrifuged and the resulting supernatant can either be analyzed directly or can be subjected to minor further treatment before analysis.

Supelco carries a line of vials and centrifuge tubes containing pre-determined amounts of salts and SPE sorbents to support the most common method configurations used today.

Legal Information

Certain uses of this product may be covered by the claims of one or more pending patent applications. For licensing inquiries please contact techserv@sial.com
AOAC is a registered trademark of AOAC International
Discovery is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC
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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Lucía Geis-Asteggiante et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1258, 43-54 (2012-09-05)
In this study, optimization, extension, and validation of a streamlined, qualitative and quantitative multiclass, multiresidue method was conducted to monitor >100 veterinary drug residues in meat using ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). Optimization centered on extensive ruggedness evaluation of
Ana Lozano et al.
Talanta, 118, 68-83 (2013-11-28)
Two sorbents containing ZrO₂ (Z-Sep and Z-Sep+) were tested as a d-SPE clean-up in combination with the QuEChERS and ethyl acetate multiresidue method in the pesticide residues extraction in avocado. All extracts were analysed using gas chromatography coupled with a
Jonatan V Dias et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1462, 8-18 (2016-08-11)
The goal of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of several sorbents on removal fats from edible oils (olive, soya and sunflower) during the clean-up step for posterior determination of 165 pesticides by UHPLC-QqQ-MS/MS system. The extraction procedure employed
Pol Herrero et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1339, 34-41 (2014-03-25)
A Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe (QuEChERS) extraction method followed by liquid chromatography-(Orbitrap) high resolution mass spectrometry was developed for the simultaneous determination of five benzotriazole, four benzothiazole and five benzenesulfonamide derivates in sewage sludge. While the method
Łukasz Rajski et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1304, 109-120 (2013-07-23)
Several extraction methods were evaluated in terms of recoveries and extraction precision for 113 pesticides in avocado: QuEChERS with various d-SPE clean-ups (Z-Sep, Z-Sep+, PSA+C18 and silica), miniLuke and ethyl acetate. Extracts were analysed using liquid chromatography coupled with triple

Articles

Improve Pigment Removal and Decrease Matrix Interferences for Pesticide Determination in Oranges Using Supel QuE Z-Sep/C18 QuEChERS Sorbent

The comparison of Supel™ QuE Z-Sep/C18, PSA/C18, and PSA QuEChERS sorbents, in terms of color removal and analyte recovery, is described for the cleanup of oranges prior to pesticide analysis.

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Supel™ QuE Z-Sep Sorbents for QuEChERS

QuEChERs is a solid phase extraction (SPE) technique for sample preparation. Supelco's innovative Z-Sep and Z-Sep+ sorbents demonstrated here extract more fat and pigment than traditional PSA/C18 phases while showing greater analyte recovery and greater reproducibility.

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