To study eleven organophosphorus insecticides residuals in four kinds of Chinese crude drugs.
The organophosphorus insecticides were extracted with dichloromethane and cleaned-up with a mixture of Celite 545-activated carbon. The extracts were analyzed by gas chromatography equipped with a flame photometric detector (FPD).
Analysis of fortified Chinese crude drug showed that the average recoveries ranged from 77.5% -112.3% at three different levels, the RSDs were below 10% (n = 4). Trace organophosphorous pesticide residues were found in samples of Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae and Flos Chrysanthemi.
A method was established for determination multi-residues in Rhizma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Radix Curcumae, Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii and Flos Chrysanthemi. It provides a method for the risk assessment of organophosphorous pesticide in Chinese crude drugs.
Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 06/2007; 32(9):798-800.