4-CPA Analysis on Obelisc and Primesep Mixed-Mode Columns

 
4-CPA (4-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a synthetic pesticide that mimics plant hormones called auxins. A single residue method for the EURL (European Union Reference Laboratory) was developed for 4-CPA and other acidic compounds using QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) methodology. Retention of 4-CPA was controlled on both Obelisc R and a 3 micron Primesep 100 column of the same dimension.  By using a gradient for the organic and ionic components of the mobile phase, the method is capable of separating dozens of pesticides quickly while remaining LC/MS compatible.
 

Condition 1

Column Obelisc R, 2.1x150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase Gradient MeCN - 25-70%, 15 min,  7 min hold
Buffer Gradient AmAc pH 3.0- 30-60 mM, 15 min,  7 min hold
Flow Rate 0.4 ml/min
Detection UV, 270 nm
 

Condition 2

Column Obelisc R, 2.1x150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase Gradient MeCN - 10-70%, 15 min,  7 min hold
Buffer Gradient AmAc pH 3.0- 20-60 mM, 15 min,  7 min hold
Flow Rate 0.4 ml/min
Detection UV, 270 nm
 

Condition 3

Column Primesep 100, 2.1x150 mm, 5 µm, 100A
Mobile Phase Gradient MeCN - 10-70%, 15 min,  7 min hold
Buffer Gradient AmAc pH 3.0- 20-60 mM, 15 min,  7 min hold
Flow Rate 0.4 ml/min
Detection UV, 270 nm
 

Description

Class of Compounds  Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide,  Hydrophobic, Ionizable
Analyzing Compounds 4-CPA
 

Application Analytes:

4-CPA