Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 1632-1638

Examination of Conditions for the Determination of Carbamate Pesticides in Soils

Věra Tatarkovičová and Zdeněk Stránský

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Palacký University, 771 46 Olomouc


The procedure for the determination of carbamate pesticides in soil was optimized. The following factors affecting the final results were investigated: extracting solvent, extraction procedure, extract purification procedure, and soil type. Triple extraction with acetone and purification of the extract on a two-stage purification column containing an activated carbon-silica gel 1+1 mixture were found optimal. The extracts after treatment were analyzed by RP-HPLC with UV detection. The method developed allows carbamate pesticides in soil to be determined at concentrations in excess of 30 μg kg-1.