Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Application of Mass Spectrometry to Agrochemical Challenges (#72)

This session addresses the topic of achievements and challenges in mass spectrometry including GC/MS, LC/MS, and ICP/MS applied to agrochemical problems, such as artificial flavorings in food, pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables, natural products and Chinese herbal medicines, flavonoids and nutraceuticals in food and their environmental fate. The session will feature speakers from university, industry, government and private research organizations in the Pacific Basin, thus giving a well-rounded overall day of mass spectrometry applications to agriculture challenges. The use of the latest technology in mass spectrometry, such as high resolution and accurate mass will be emphasized, including LC/Q-TOF-MS and GC/Q-TOF-MS applied to problems of food chemistry from the Pacific Basin Countries. Invited speakers will address the use of each of these state-of-the-art instruments to food challenges. For example, the identification of unknowns and counterfeit products in food will be discussed, as well as unusual pathways of pesticide uptake into plants and their formation of metabolites. ICP/MS will look at trace metals and their pathways into food, including arsenic in rice, and important contaminant in Southeast Asia, which arises via groundwater uses for irrigation. The topics will share the results of researchers from the Pacific Rim countries and the global exchange of food and food products.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015