Fast and Robust Analysis of Anionic and Cationic Pesticides on a Single Column
Zara Jalali
Applications Scientist, Phenomenex
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PT)
Polar pesticides are a few of the most challenging compounds to be analyzed by analytical methods. Their extensive use in agriculture has raised safety concerns around the world and the routine analysis of these compounds has become a requirement for many food laboratories. A growing list of analytes, complex matrices, proper retention and separation of these compounds, and reproducibility are just a few of the challenges testing labs have to deal with. 
Key Learning Points:
  • Overcome critical challenges in polar pesticides analysis and throughput.
  • Develop and optimize a robust method for cationic and anionic pesticides.
  • Learn new advances in column selectivity and MS for optimized separation of polar pesticides.
Who Should Attend:
  • Any LC users who want to learn about a faster yet robust analysis of polar pesticides or any lab managers who would need consolidation of anionic and cationic pesticides on a single column.
Speaker Bio:
Zara did her MSc. in chemical engineering/separation sciences during which she organized many research conferences, and she is passionate about science and technology. She has been working in the field of analytical chemistry for over 15 years, as a toxicologist, forensic scientist, application scientist and lab director. She has extensive experience in the
clinical, environmental, forensic toxicology and cannabis industries and her content portfolio includes R& D, Analytical method development & optimization, sample preparation techniques, data analysis, validation, designing laboratory workflow and automation using chromatography, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry techniques.
Zara is an expert using variety of analytical instruments such as GC, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, HPLC, HPLC/MS/MS and ICP/MS. Zara joined Phenomenex in 2020, as an application scientist mainly focusing on environmental, food and cannabis applications. She has been helping the costumers and the team with finding new solutions for applied market while trying to improve analytical solutions for this dynamic market.
Moderator Bio:
Dr. Ramkumar Dhandapani has been in the chromatography industry for over 20 years with hands on and troubleshooting experience.

He has earnt a Masters and Ph.D degree in Analytical chemistry from Seton Hall University with specialization in Microextractions, Multidimensional Chromatography and Tandem Mass Specs techniques. He has developed and validated several regulatory compliant methods in Pharmaceutical, Food, Fuels and Environmental industry as well as incorporated method improvement and troubleshooting across a range of separation techniques.

Dr. Dhandapani joined Phenomenex in August of 2014 and he serves as a Senior Product Manager at Phenomenex. In addition to managing the product line, Dr. Dhandapani presents on innovations in separation science at various chromatography conference.

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