Determination of volatile N-nitrosamines as pesticide contaminants by gas chromatography-mass fragmentography

R. Fanelli, C. Chiabrando, L. Airoldi

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Pesticides have been checked for the presence of N-dimethyl-nitrosamine, N-diethylnitrosamine, N-dipropylnitrosamine, N-diisopropylnitrosamine and N-dibutylnitrosamine. Quantitation was accomplished by GC-MS operated in the E.I. mode with selected ion monitoring of the nitrosamines. Trifluralin was found to contain 34 ppm of N-dipropylnitrosamine. No nitrosamines were detected in the other pesticides analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-854
Number of pages10
JournalAnalytical Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

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