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The development of NMR spectroscopy for the quantification of active ingredients in pesticide formulations - PS2521

This proposal describes the deployment of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for:
1. the quantification of active ingredients within pesticide formulations. NMR methodology will be optimised for the detection of active ingredients within the same formulation. A critical review of the developed methodology will be undertaken to highlight benefits and deficiencies within the NMR methodology when assessed alongside currently available technologies.
2. detecting contaminants in pesticide formulations. The aim of this will be to develop screening methodology with an emphasis on rapid throughput of samples.
The data generated in part 1 of this study will be used to evaluate the feasibility of the second part of the study. Part 1 will constitute the major study proposed here.
1. To evaluate the use of NMR to compliment existing methodology for the determination of active ingredients in formulations (approximately £25,000 of requested funds)
2. To evaluate the potential of NMR as a rapid screen to detect the presence of contaminants in pesticide formulations (approximately £10,000 of requested funds)

Priority will be given to the completion of objective 1 and the approximate distribution of funds reflects this. The distribution of the funds between the two objectives is intended to provide a degree of flexibility within the project such that a greater emphasis can be placed on objective one should this be required. Discussions between CSL and PSD will be ongoing throughout the lifetime of the project to ensure that scientific delivery meets customer requirements.
Project Documents
• Final Report : The Development of NMR Spectroscopy for the Quantification of Active Ingredients in Pesticide Formulations   (1424k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £35,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry              
Analytical Quality Control              
Food Safety              
Public Health              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety