Analysis of Pesticides in Honey, Spinach, and Kale using Triple Quad GC-MS/MS

Showing applications of the JMS-TQ4000GC (Triple Quad GC-MS/MS)

We will discuss the capabilities of gas chromatography– triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (triple quadrupole GC–MS) to perform pesticide analysis of food products. We will then present the pesticide results of our honey, spinach, and kale experiments from samples collected from grocers and apiaries.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Attendee will learn about how pesticides are determined by TQ GC-MS/MS
  • How to apply a pesticide method to honey, spinach, kale, and other food products

About the Presenters

  • Presenter: Kirk R. Jensen, Ph.D.
    • Applications Chemist, JEOL USA, Inc

Dr. Jensen attended Colorado School of Mines starting in 2008 for graduate studies.  During his time in graduate school, he studied mass spectrometry under Dr. Kent Voorhees at Colorado School of Mines. His dissertation work included analysis of NPAH’s in biofuel combustion, development of an LFI strip to detect Bacillus anthracis using bacteriophage amplification, and multivariate statistical analysis of MOLI mass spectral data of various bacteria for the purposes of identification. He received a PhD in Applied Chemistry from Colorado School of Mines in December, 2014.

He then took a position as a research scientist at Osaka University, and was promoted to assistant research professor after two years. He started at JEOL USA, Inc. as an applications chemist in 2019, and his current projects involve the JMS-TQ4000GC triple-quad mass spectrometer.

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