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Tortoise-shell glue (Testudinis Carapacis ET Plastri Colla) is an important and valuable animal-derived Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) made from the dorsal and ventral shells of tortoises. Utilized for thousands of years, tortoise-shell glue is utilized as a health supplement for postpartum women and the elderly. Quality issues resulting from the addition of the shells of other animals has led Chinese Pharmacopeia to develop a method for the qualitative identification of tortoise-shell glue to ensure the authenticity of products.
In this application brief, a regulatory LC/MS/MS solution following ChP 2020 for the qualitative identification of tortoise-shell glue is established with a PerkinElmer QSight® LX50 UHPLC system coupled to a QSight 220 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, with Simplicity 3Q™ software platform, PerkinElmer Epic™ C18 UHPLC columns coupled with PerkinElmer consumables.
Donkey-hide gelatin is a popular gelatinous Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) derived from a complex extraction procedure. As a tool to optimize immune response, improve metabolic balance, and treat gynecological diseases, donkey-hide gelatin has been used in TCM clinics for centuries.
The Chinese Pharmacopoeia (ChP) Commission promulgated a test method for the quality of bovine hide in donkey-hide gelatin, which was updated in 2015 to utilize LC/MS/MS, and again in 2020 to identify new detection ion pairs and utilize a updated signal-to-noise ratio. In this application brief, a total workflow solution for the qualitative identification of donkey-hide gelatin following ChP 2020 utilizing a PerkinElmer QSight® LX50 UHPLC system coupled to a QSight 220 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, with Simplicity 3Q™ software platform, PerkinElmer Epic™ C18 UHPLC column coupled with PerkinElmer consumables is presented.
Veterinary drugs are used in animal production to treat diseases, prevent infection and protect growth of animals, which helps provide quality marketplace. However the uncontrolled use may cause heavy human disease so regulatory agencies around the world have established maximum residue levels (MRLs) or tolerances of veterinary drugs in foods. Drug analysis is generally challenging, due to the complexity of sample matrices and diversity of analytes from various classes of chemical properties. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective method has been developed for analysis of 73 veterinary drugs (covering 13 different chemical classes) in chicken samples by coupling solvent extraction method with LC/MS/MS.
Testing for the levels of pesticide and mycotoxins in cannabis is important to ensure consumer safety and quality control. In this work, the PerkinElmer application development team analyzed all 66 pesticides (including very hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC-MS/MS) and five mycotoxins spiked in cannabis flower extracts well below the action limits specified by the state of California. A LC-MS/MS instrument was used with ESI and APCI sources and a simple solvent extraction method with excellent recoveries for all analytes in acceptable range of 70-120%.
Acrylamide is a probable carcinogen organic compound that is found in some foods that are cooked at elevated temperatures. It’s origins are due to the condensation of the amino acid asparagine and glucose as part of Maillard reaction. In 2002, Acrylamide was found to be present in french fries and baked bread. This compound has now also been found in some other food stuff like coffee, black olives, dried pears, and peanuts. As a result the and World Health Organizations have promptly limited its presence for human consumption.
Due to the large number of pesticides potentially used in rice production, the use of multi-residue methods capable of determining many pesticides in one single run is the most efficient approach. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multiresidue method has been developed for analysis of over 200 pesticides in rice samples by coupling a modified QuEChERS extraction method with LC-MS/MS. Using time-managedMRM™ in the QSight® triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, the optimum dwell time of multiple MRM transitions can be generated automatically for the targeted analytes.
Mycotoxins produced by fungi as toxic secondary metabolites, leave grains, maize and cereals particularly vulnerable. With this in mind, and considering that an estimated 25% of all crops show some signs of mycotoxin contamination, many countries have established regulatory guidelines for maximum mycotoxin limits in not only feed and grain, but also in processed food products.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made carbon-chain based compounds that have been widely used in commercial and industrial products such as fire-fighting foams, water proofing treatments for clothing and furniture, nonstick cookware, and paper. PFAS’ are thermally and chemically stable, and resistant to degradation, making them ideal for many applications, but also allows the chemicals to bioaccumulate in the environment, leading to a designation as a contaminant of concern to human health and wildlife.
US EPA promulgated SW-846 Method 8327 for the analysis of PFAS in four non-potable aqueous matrices using external standard calibration and liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). In this application note, a fast and robust method for the analysis of all analytes listed in EPA Method 8327 is presented, using a PerkinElmer QSight® LX50 ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system coupled with the PerkinElmer QSight 220 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.
Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide. The state of Oregon has issued regulatory limits for 59 pesticide residues in both cannabis flower and concentrates, while other states have come up with their own lists of pesticide residues relating to medical marijuana and cannabis testing.
A selective and sensitive LC/MS/MS method for fast identification and analysis of meat samples using three peptides specific for pork as biomarkers. . The optimized sample preparation procedure is easy to follow and can be used for analyzing raw, cooked and processed meat products. This method can selectively detect peptides from pork meat species at a threshold detection limit of 1% w/w (10 mg/g) in a variety of food products and thus the method can be useful for analysis of Halal food (or pork related food products) samples.
Water-soluble vitamins (WSV), comprised primarily of the vitamin B complex, are essential ingredients in many foods, particularly in infant formulas. When analyzing fortified foods, this can be particularly challenging due to the wide range in concentration of vitamins, in keeping with daily allowances. This application note presents a LC-MS/MS method for the efficient, routine and robust chromatographic analysis of B-vitamins in infant formula. Eight water soluble vitamins over a wide concentration range were identified and quantified in under four minutes. The results showed excellent retention time repeatability and the method was able to detect vitamin B12 at 0.5 ppb, well below the expected level of ~2 ppb in infant formulas.
Since 2003 the usage of azo and non-azo dyes for food coloring has been declared as illegal by many of the food international authorities across the globe. That is because these substances such as Sudan I,II,III,IV and Rhodamine B, are potentially carcinogens and genotoxin in nature. As of now, no official methods have been published for the detection of illegal dyes however, the most used analytical technology is GC-MS or HPLC coupled with UV or MS detection.
Fipronil is a broad-spectrum phenylpyrazole insecticide almost used to protect corps from insects but also to treat lice and ticks in chickens. The U.S. EPA classified fipronil as Group C, possible human carcinogen, therefore International organizations defined admissible limits for the fipronil usage which in egg is of 5 µg/L4. LC-MS/MS technology can provide a robust and reliable method to detect such a contaminant in food.
Aflatoxin B1 is often found in animal feeds such as corn, cottonseed cake, groundnut meal, and other agricultural commodities. When these contaminated feeds are ingested by milk-producing animals, such as cattle, aflatoxin B1 can be converted to aflatoxin M1 (a hydroxy derivate of aflatoxin B1) by oxidation metabolism, and then excreted in milk. To protect consumers from the potential toxicity and carcinogenicity of aflatoxin M1, regulatory agencies have established regulatory limits or action levels for aflatoxin M1 in milk products.
In this study, a simple, fast, selective and sensitive LC/MS/MS method for the analysis of aflatoxin M1 is presented, along with the evaluation of three sample preparation methods.
Coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone) occurs as a natural component in some plants, and is utilized as a flavoring ingredient in some foods, tobaccos and cosmetic products. In recent years, coumarin has been added to electronic cigarette liquid nicotine solutions as a flavoring component, producing a complex flavor profile with aromas of vanilla, almond, cherry and cinnamon. Coumarin has been found to exhibit hepatoxic effects, and has been banned by the FDA in food products, but this ban does not extend to tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes.
This application note details a method for the analysis of coumarin in electronic cigarette liquid nicotine cartridges, utilizing PerkinElmer UHPLC system coupled to a QSight® 220 triple quadrupole mass detector with a dual ionization source.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can contaminate foods during smoking, heating, and drying processes that allow combustion products to come into direct contact with food. They can also enter food supply chains through contaminated air and water, and accumulate in various food chains. Regulations are in place to monitor PAHs levels in foods; the EU set a stringent maximum residue limit (MRL) for BaP in muscle meat of smoked fish and smoked fishery products at 2 µg/kg.2 In this study, seafood samples were prepared using a QueChERS extraction method followed by a dispersive solid-phase extraction clean-up step. The samples were subsequently analyzed by coupling a UHPLC system with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.
In apiculture, sulfonamides are the most commonly used antibiotics to treat American and European Foulbrood, a type of disease that infects bees. This application note demonstrates how QSight 200 System can provides a very sensitive and robust platform for the analysis of sulfonamides in honey.
Antibiotics are used in dairy cattle for different treatments, but it leads to accumulation of these residues in milk. Presence of such residues in human food can be responsible for allergic reactions, toxic effects and develops resistant strains of bacteria. To protect consumers, regulatory agencies in the European Union published several official documents to regulate the control of veterinary drugs. Council Directive 96/23/EC establishes the veterinary residue control in food producing animals. In India, as per FSSAI (gazette notification dated 20th July 2018) and EIC (RMP for Aquaculture, Egg, Honey, Milk Poultry etc.) it is a mandate to do the analysis of antibiotics. EIC and FSSAI both have maximum residue limits (MRLs) for various antibiotic residues for food matrices from animals. It is essential to test milk for residues of sulfonamides considering safety and prevent exposure of consumers to veterinary drugs. In this work, we present a fast and sensitive LC-MS/MS method for the quantitative analysis of sulfonamides antibiotics in milk.
Beta-adrenergic receptor agonists (ß- agonists) are synthetic drugs utilized in the treatment of conditions such as asthma in humans, and are also used as a growth-promoting agent in food-producing animals. The use of ß- agonists in food-producing livestock has been either banned or regulated across many countries owing to human health concerns.
To aid in the monitoring and detection of ß- agonists in livestock, a highly sensitive and selective analytical method has been developed, and is presented in this study. This LC/MS/MS method details the analysis of 13 ß- agonists in pork samples, and utilizes isotopically-labeled internal standards to compensate for matrix effects present in complex food matrices.
In this work, we present a fast and sensitive LC/MS/MS method
It is very well known that Black pepper is a complex matrix that requires a proper extraction and clean-up method for interferences. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multi-residue method has been developed for analysis of over 136 pesticides in Pepper samples by coupling a modified QuEChERS extraction method with LC/MS/MS. Using time-managed- MRM™ in the QSight™ triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, the optimum dwell time of multiple MRM transitions can be generated automatically for the targeted analytes. This not only saves time in method development but also improves data quality and analytical performance of instrument.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been found to have harmful effects on the health of both humans and wildlife. Of these EDCs, endogenous estrogens, such as estriol, 17ß-estriadiol, and estrone are of particular interest due to their potency/physiological activity even at very low levels. These hormones are particularly challenging to monitor, as concentrations are typically expected to be in the low ng/mL (ppb) to low pg/mL (ppt) range.
To improve sensitivity, this work utilizes the addition of on-line solid phase extraction (SPE) coupled to an LC/MS/MS system for sample enrichment and quantitation. This approach allows for significant/efficient analyte concentration, obviating the need for elaborate and time-consuming sample preparation procedures. Due to enrichment, compared to other methods, large sample volumes (= ½ liter) are no longer needed to reach part per trillion levels for estrogen monitoring in river water.
Drugs of abuse, which can trigger the user’s central nervous system and induce an altered state of mind, can be divided into different types, including stimulants such as cocaine, psychoactive substances such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) and marijuana, and painkillers such as morphine and heroin. The identification and determination of these drugs in different matrices is essential for forensic and toxicology studies.
This work outlines a rapid LC/MS/MS method for the separation and detection of 44 drug of abuse compounds in urine samples, and evaluates the selectivity, linearity, and sensitivity of the QSight® 220 LC/MS/MS system.
The free amino acid content of produce, such as tomatoes, has an impact on the nutritional value and flavor characteristics of the vegetable. In this application note, the efficient and effective transfer of a commercial laboratory's in-house method to a QSight 220 LC/MS/MS for amino acid determination in tomatoes is detailed. The sample preparation described herein is simple, with a direct-inject analysis without the need for derivatization. The results show good linearity across the expected range of concentrations for all of the amino acids in the sample.
Pesticides are employed in the growing of crops to prevent damage from a number of pests and fungi. When crops are grown to produce feed for livestock, there is a potential for pesticides residues to remain on the feeding stuffs, posing a risk to the livestock ingesting them. Pesticide residues are regulated by a number of governmental agencies, necessitating analytical methods that are robust enough to analyze complex matrices for a variety of analytes, while also being sensitive and selective enough to meet stringent regulations. In this application note, a fast, sensitive, and selective multi-residue method has been developed for the analysis of 94 pesticides in animal feeding stuffs, with reporting limits below European Commission MRLs of 0.01 mg/kg.
This work shows a reliable, sensitive and selective method for multi-mycotoxin determination in food samples using a PerkinElmer QSight 220 LC-MS/MS system. The method has been validated in eight different matrices and can be used in routine testing labs to meet regulatory requirements.
Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are a class of undesired by-products resulting from the reaction of chlorinated disinfectants with natural organic matter in water, Which is known to be carcinogenic. The Japan Ministry of Health revised the inspection method for HAAs, which led to expansion of the analytical technique to include LC/MS/MS) as an alternative to the GC-MS method.
Aniline and aniline derivatives are widely used as raw materials and intermediates in the polymer, rubber, dye, pesticide and pharmaceutical industries. Unintended releases of aniliane or its derivatives into the environment pose a serious threat, with release possible during any stage of production, storage, transport, use, or disposal. Therefore, it is important and necessary to develop fast, simple, sensitive, selective and efficient methods for the determination of aniline and its derivatives in drinking and environmental waters. The aim of this study is to develop an LC/MS/MS method for rapid analysis of aniline and its derivatives in water samples by direct injection, without using time consuming sample preparation steps.
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a secondary metabolite produced by Penicillium and Aspergillus fungi species found in soil and organic matter, and is one of the most widely reported of the nearly 400 recognized mycotoxin contaminants of agricultural products. OTA can enter the human food chain through contaminated feed, primarily cereal-based, that is ingested by animals that are farmed for human consumption. OTA can also be found in wine owing to contamination of grapes by some species of Aspergillus, in particular, the strains of A. carbonarius and A. niger.
In this work, a rapid and sensitive analytical method for the determination of the extent to which OTA residues contaminate wine is presented. Utilizing a QSight 220 with both ESI and APCI ionization sources, OTA is detected and quantified in both red and white wine samples at two concentration levels - 0.5 and 2 µg/L.
This application note presents a sensitive and reliable LC/MS/MS method using the PerkinElmer QSight
A simple and sensitive method for the simultaneous determination of plant growth regulators
In this study, the QSight LC-MS/MS system was used to evaluate the potential of eliminating sample preparation for trace level pesticide analysis in a complex sample such as wine. We injected undiluted red and white wine samples into the mass spectrometer and studied reproducibility in analysis of the spiked pesticides over 200 injections. The instrument showed excellent reproducibility with minimal signal drift during the duration of the study (over a week), confirming the robustness of the QSight mass spectrometer.
The grain industry is very complex. It’s global, diverse, and can also present analytical challenges. Today’s grain users demand more when it comes to quality, safety, and uniformity. In addition, they seek diverse products with unique characteristics.
PerkinElmer is equipped to help the grain industry in its quest to feed the world – nutritiously and economically. Our testing and analysis solutions encompass the three primary areas required for complete knowledge of grains and their derivatives – composition, functionality, and safety.
Pesticides can adversely affect human health through the food we consume but can also leach into soil and groundwater and impact us through the environment. To keep up with a complex and constantly changing regulatory environment, your pesticide analysis solution needs to keep up with your burgeoning sample load.
Whether you’re a lab manager or a bench chemist, you know firsthand how things are changing quickly in food and environmental analysis. And your lab needs to change to keep pace.
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Emerging contaminants include a variety of different chemical pollutants including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and others which pose a significant risk to human health. This series of drinking water analysis webinars was created to help you overcome common testing challenges in your lab, understand the impact of emerging contaminants of concern and ensure that you are prepares to meet the most stringent regulatory demands.
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