INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A simplified approach to the determination of N-nitroso Glyphosate in technical glyphosate using HPLC with post-derivatization and colorimetric detection.
MANUELA KIM, JORGE STRIPEIKIS, FERNANDO IÑÓN, MABEL TUDINO.
Lugar: Amsterdam, The Nedherlands; Año: 2007 vol. 72 p. 1054 - 1054
A simple and sensitive HPLC post-derivatization method with colorimetric detection has been developed for the determination of N-nitroso glyphosate in samples of technical glyphosate. Separation of the analyte was accomplished using an anionic exchange resin (2.50 mm × 4.00 mm i.d., 15 μm particle size, functional group: quaternary ammonium salt) with Na2SO4 0.0075 M (pH 11.5) (flow rate: 1.0 mL min−1) as mobile phase. After separation, the eluate was derivatized with a colorimetric reagent containing sulfanilamide 0.3% (w/v), [N-(1-naphtil)ethilendiamine] 0.03% (w/v) and HCl 4.5 M in a thermostatized bath at 95 °C. Detection was performed at 546 nm. All stages of the analytical procedure were optimized taking into account the concept of analytical minimalism: less operation times and costs; lower sample, reagents and energy consumption and minimal waste. The limit of detection (k = 3) calculated for 10 blank replicates was 0.04 mg L−1 (0.8 mg kg−1) in the solid sample which is lower than the maximum tolerable accepted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.