International Journal of Food Science / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

UHPLC/MS-MS Analysis of Six Neonicotinoids in Honey by Modified QuEChERS: Method Development, Validation, and Uncertainty Measurement

Table 2

Method validation results.

Compound (min)Linearity range
(μg/L)
LOQ (µg/kg)Recovery %
(10 μg/kg)
Recovery %
(40 μg/kg)

Thiamethoxam2.631–500.9990.50101 ± 11100 ± 12
Nitenpyram2.821–500.9984.0075 ± 2097 ± 9
Imidacloprid3.301–500.9982.80114 ± 3109 ± 7
Clothianidin3.391–500.999
3.20111 ± 8105 ± 9
Acetamiprid3.891–500.995
0.12107 ± 5105 ± 6
Thiacloprid4.461–500.9970.1089 ± 692 ± 2

Mean value of six determinations; relative standard deviations (precision) in parenthesis.