Journal of
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

  • Abbreviation: J. Environ. Chem. Ecotoxicol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-226X
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 197

Full Length Research Paper

Pesticide residue analysis of fruits and vegetables

Rohan Dasika, Siddharth Tangirala and Padmaja Naishadham*
Department of Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 December 2011
  •  Published: 22 January 2012



This project describes an efficient and effective analytical method to screen pesticides in fruits and vegetable samples using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). A quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) method with acetate buffering (AOAC Official Method 2007.01) was used for sample preparation, which has been previously shown to yield high-quality results for hundreds of pesticide residues in foods.


Key words: Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), pesticide residues, pesticides, fruits, vegetables.