HPLC Separation of Fungicides in a Green Tea Matrix

 

Even though teas are known for containing polyphenols such as catechins, flavonoids and theaflavins, SIELC mixed-mode columns can be used to analyze a matrix from a commercial tea and retain target compounds. In this method, green tea was spiked with 0.005mg/ml of pesticides previously found in teas. Primesep 200 was used for it’s reverse-phase and acidic ion-pairing groups. Target compounds were retained and resolved from the majority of the tea matrix peak.