Improved Resolution of Triazine Herbicides with Kinetex Core-Shell HPLC/UHPLC Columns and Zebron GC Columns
Often used for weed control, triazine herbicides have been found to have detrimental environmental and health effects. Much debate has focused on the level at which these compounds negatively impact health. To monitor and control human exposure to these herbicides, regulatory bodies have established allowable limits of triazines in drinking water and wastewater. This study presents two methods for triazine herbicide analysis. The method parameters follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s Method 536 for drinking water and Method 619 for wastewater, using LC/MS/MS and GC/MS respectively.
Environmental laboratories are continuously pushed to deliver lower detection levels and faster sample throughput. A common analysis performed by these labs is triazine herbicides. This analysis can be performed by LC/MS/MS or GC/MS, for which Kinetex core-shell UHPLC/HPLC columns and Zebron GC columns provide resolution and sensitivity improvements as well as time savings.