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Validation of UV Spectrophotometric and HPLC Methods for Quantitative Determination of Chlorpyrifos

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A specific and sensitive HPLC and UV spectrophotometric methodwere developed for determination and analysis of chlorpyrifos. Chromatographic separation was achieved on a 150 mm x 10 mm I.D. reversed phase column Zorbax SB C-18. usingdeionizedwater: acetonitrile in the ratio of 10:90 v/v respectively as mobile phase. The effluent was monitored at 290 and 230 nm. Two sharp peaks were obtained for the solvent and chlorpyrifos at 2.7 and 3.45 min respectively. UV spectrophotometric method was performed at 290 nm using Isopropanol as the solvent. Linear range was 0.025-3500 ppm (r2 = 0.9986 ±0.0009) for HPLC method and 2.229 to 200 ppm (r2 = 0.9988) for UV spectrophotometric method. Validation guidelines and statistical analysis showed that both the methods were precise, accurate, sensitive, and can be used for the routine quality control of chlorpyrifos in waste discharges


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 21)
O.A. Zalat et al., "Validation of UV Spectrophotometric and HPLC Methods for Quantitative Determination of Chlorpyrifos", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 21, pp. 58-63, 2014
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Nov 2013

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