2021 Volume 62 Issue 1 Pages 1-7
An analytical method based on LC-MS/MS was developed for the determination of asulam in livestock products. Asulam in livestock products was extracted with acetone. The crude extracts were defatted by acetonitrile and n-hexane partitioning. Cleanup was carried out using a combination of ethylene diamine-N-propyl silylation silica gel (PSA) and octadecyl silylated silica gel (C18) mini columns with acidic condition. The sample solution was subjected to LC-MS/MS using an external solvent calibration curve. The average recovery (n=5) of Asulam from four types of livestock products (bovine muscle, bovine fat, bovine liver and milk) spike at the maximum residue limits (MRLs) or at a uniform limit of 0.01 mg/kg was 92.7–98.7%, with a relative standard deviation of 3.1–11.6%. The limit of quantitation of the developed method was calculated to be 0.01 mg/kg.