Journal of chromatography

Rapid on-line precolumn high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of benomyl, carbendazim and aldicarb species in drinking water.

PMID 1783624


A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method has been developed for the determination of trace concentrations of benomyl, carbendazim, aldicarb, aldicarb sulphoxide and aldicarb sulphone in drinking water. A 10-ml sample of water is passed through a 3-cm precolumn, packed with 5-microns C8 sorbent, at a flow-rate of 5 ml/min. The HPLC system is then switched to an acetonitrile-water gradient elution program. The preconcentrated analytes are eluted from, and separated by, the 3-cm C8 precolumn and determined by UV absorption. The total analytical time is 25 min. The lowest detectable concentrations are in the range of 2.5 x 10(-9)-11.0 x 10(-9) g/ml for the five analytes investigated with 10 ml of sample.

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