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Multi-Residue Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Crude Pollens by UPLC-MS/MS

School of Plant Protection, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230036, China
Hefei Testing and Inspection Center for Agricultural Products Quality, Hefei 230601, China
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Molecules 2016, 21(12), 1652;
Received: 6 November 2016 / Revised: 24 November 2016 / Accepted: 24 November 2016 / Published: 1 December 2016
A multi-residue method for the determination of 54 pesticide residues in pollens has been developed and validated. The proposed method was applied to the analysis of 48 crude pollen samples collected from eight provinces of China. The recovery of analytes ranged from 60% to 136% with relative standard deviations (RSDs) below 30%. Of the 54 targeted compounds, 19 pesticides were detected. The major detection rates of each compound were 77.1% for carbendazim, 58.3% for fenpropathrin, 56.3% for chlorpyrifos, 50.0% for fluvalinate, 31.3% for chlorbenzuron, and 29.2% for triadimefon in crude pollen samples. The maximum values of each pesticide were 4516 ng/g for carbendazim, 162.8 ng/g for fenpropathrin, 176.6 ng/g for chlorpyrifos, 316.2 ng/g for fluvalinate, 437.2 ng/g for chlorbenzuron, 79.00 ng/g for triadimefon, and so on. This study provides basis for the research on the risks to honeybee health. View Full-Text
Keywords: pollen; multi-residue; pesticide; UPLC-MS/MS pollen; multi-residue; pesticide; UPLC-MS/MS
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Tong, Z.; Wu, Y.-C.; Liu, Q.-Q.; Shi, Y.-H.; Zhou, L.-J.; Liu, Z.-Y.; Yu, L.-S.; Cao, H.-Q. Multi-Residue Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Crude Pollens by UPLC-MS/MS. Molecules 2016, 21, 1652.

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