By C. A. Edwards (auth.), C. A. Edwards (eds.)
The chronic natural insecticides have kept hundreds of thousands of lives by means of controlling human sickness vectors and by means of significantly expanding the yields of agricultural plants. although, lately guy has develop into ever extra aware of the way his atmosphere is turning into more and more polluted by means of chemical substances which can damage crops, animals or perhaps himself. among those chemical substances the organochlorine pesticides were good to the fore as an important reason for anxiousness to ecologists, not just simply because they persist goodbye, but in addition a result of readiness with which they're taken up into the our bodies of residing organisms, in particular the fatty tissues of either animals and people. the level and seriousness of the aptitude dangers as a result of those chemical compounds nonetheless continues to be totally outlined. Our info at the happen rence of residues within the numerous elements of our environment is particularly asymmetric and localized. for example, while we've loads of facts on residues in North the US, we all know nearly not anything concerning the volume of pesticide infection in Africa, South the US and masses of Asia, even though quite a lot of organochlorine pesticides were utilized in those areas.
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1968). Beroza and Bowman (1968) concluded that gas chromatography with flame photometric detection was a versatile, sensitive, reliable and efficient means of analysing pesticides and their metabolites containing phosphorus or sulphur. The detector also proved useful for analysing insecticides such as carbamates, in the form of derivatives containing phosphorus or sulphur. By the use of two columns of differing polarity, together with the flame photometric detector, Stanley and Morrison (1969) identified organophosphate pesticides by comparison of the peak retention times of the unknown sample with those of a known sample.
Since the two detectors monitor the same burning effluent from the gas chromatographic column, precise determination of their relative response to various compounds may be made. Using 21 pesticides,at three concentrations, Bowman and Beroza (1968) found that the phosphorus response was linear with concentration but the sulphur response was not. They defined the response ratio as the phosphorus response divided by the square root of the sulphur response. This ratio provided a means of estimating the atomic ratio of phosphorus to sulphur in a molecule.
2 Thin-layer chromatography Thin-layer chromatography has grown rapidly in importance in recent years and is now widely accepted as a quick and efficient technique for the detection and determination of very small quantities of the majority of pesticides. While lacking the precise specificity of gas-liquid chromatography, thin-layer is more precise and more sensitive than paper chromatography. Thin-layer chromatography can be used in pesticide analysis for diagnostic work, for accurate quantitative evaluation and as a clean-up procedure for sample extracts.
Environmental Pollution by Pesticides by C. A. Edwards (auth.), C. A. Edwards (eds.)