HPLC Analysis of Clopyralid

Clopyralid (3,6-dichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid) is a selective herbicide effective against broad-leaf plants such as clovers and thistle. A single residue method for the EURL (European Union Reference Laboratory) was developed for clopyralid and other acidic compounds using QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) methodology. Retention of clopyralid was controlled on both Obelisc R and a 3 micron Primesep 100 column of the same dimension. This method is LC/MS compatible and useful for separating many pesticides.

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 Clopyralid
 

Application Analytes:

Clopyralid