Analytical Chemistry Thesis Essay

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Method Development For Analysis Of Pesticides In Water Using Chromatography And Mass Spectrometry

An Abstract of

a Thesis

Presented to the Faculty of

Chemistry Department

Western Illinois University

In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Degree

Master of Science

By

Prashanth Goud Kunuru

September 2013

This thesis follows the style and format of the Journal of Analytical Chemistry

ABSTRACT
Pesticides are chemicals, artificial or natural substances, used for pest control. They have negative influence on human health when accumulated in the body. Numerous studies have clearly linked pesticides exposures to various diseases including cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Water bodies often
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Therefore, GC/ECD analysis followed by GC/MS confirmation provided the necessary sensitivity and specificity for determination of pesticides in water.

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Method Development For Analysis Of Pesticides In Water Using Chromatography And Mass Spectrometry

A Thesis

Presented to the Faculty of

Chemistry Department

Western Illinois University

In Partial Fulfillment

Of the Requirements for the Degree

Master of Science

By

Prashanth Goud Kunuru

September 2013

This thesis follows the style and format of The Journal of Analytical Chemistry

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my committee chair, research advisor Professor Hongxia Guan, who has supported me throughout my research and thesis with patience and knowledge: she continually and convincingly conveyed spirit of adventure regarding research, thesis panel for giving opinions, suggestions, and ideas for improvement. I would not have completed this thesis without her persistent help and guidance. I sincerely acknowledge Dr. Qingsong Cai for performing GC/ECD and GC/MS SIM analysis and providing data needed for my research.

I am most grateful to other committee members, Professor Lisa Wen and Professor Thottumkara K. Vinod for giving valuable advices and for making corrections in development of thesis.

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