AVENA marcelo Javier
A simple and rapid spectrophotometric method to quantify the herbicide glyphosate in aqueous media. Application to adsorption isotherms on soils and goethite
C. V. WAIMAN; M. J. AVENA; M. GARRIDO; B. FERNÁNDEZ BAND; G. ZANINI
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2012 vol. 170 p. 154 - 158
This article presents a simple, fast and low cost UV?vis spectrophotometric method to quantify glyphosate. This method can be used to perform adsorption isotherms on soils and metal oxides. It comprises a derivatization step and further measurement of the absorbance at 265 nm. The trueness of the results is validated using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry detection (UPLC-MS/MS) as a reference method. The proposed spectrophotometric method is able to quantify glyphosate in the concentration range from 0.084 to 21.8 mg L− 1. This range is suitable to construct reliable adsorption isotherms.Examples of adsorption isotherms on goethite at pH 4.5 and a soil sample at pH 4.5, 6.0 and 8.0 are given.Interferences caused by dissolved organic matter can be corrected at least up to an organic matter concentration of 12 mg L− 1.