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Supel™ QuE Verde for QuEChERS

spinach2.pngDuring the cultivation of green crops, pesticides with planar structures, such as hexachlorobenzene and chlorothalonil, are commonly used. When chromatographically analyzing compounds in green samples, chlorophyll removal is a necessity. Traditional graphitized carbon black (GCB) possesses a planar, graphitic surface, allowing for complete removal of chlorophyll interferences; however, poor analyte recovery of planar compounds is also observed.

Supel™ QuE Verde for QuEChERS combines an innovative carbon with zirconia coated silica to optimize the balance between analyte recovery and chlorophyll removal. It provides recoveries ranging from 70% to 120% of challenging planar pesticides while maintaining >95% chlorophyll removal in green matrices.