Liquid chromatographic determination of triasulfuron in soil.J AOAC Int. 2000 Sep-Oct; 83(5):1076-81.JA
Two extraction methods were developed for the determination of triasulfuron in soil. Method I included extraction with methanol-phosphate buffer at pH 7 (2 + 1, v/v), liquid-liquid partition with dichloromethane, and cleanup on a liquid chromatographic Si adsorption solid-phase extraction tube. In Method II, Extrelut was added and the sample was then extracted with acetonitrile. In both cases, the extracts were analyzed by liquid chromatography (LC) with UV detection and the LC peak was confirmed by LC/mass spectrometry (MS). The 2 methods were tested on 3 soils having different physicochemical characteristics. Method I gave 83% average recovery and a determination limit of 0.4 microg/kg soil. Method II gave 67% average recovery and a determination limit of 2 microg/kg soil. Examples of application of Method I to field samples are reported.