A simple method for the determination of carbaryl and 1-naphthol in fruit juices by high-performance liquid chromatography-diode-array detection

Ozhan G., Topuz S., Alpertunga B.

JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, vol.66, no.8, pp.1510-1513, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.4315/0362-028x-66.8.1510
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1510-1513
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Carbaryl (Sevin) is a widely used N-methylcarbamate insecticide. In this study, a simple and sensitive reversed-phase, high-performance liquid chromatography method with diode-array detection has been developed for the determination of low levels of carbaryl and its degradation products 1-naphthol in several kinds of canned pure fruit juice. The compounds were captured on a C-18 cartridge. The analytes were separated on a C18 column using a linear gradient of 40 to 60% acetonitrile in water in a period of 20 min. The extraction recoveries of carbaryl and 1-naphthol were in the range 93.5 to 98.0% and 90.7 to 96.0% for fruit juice, respectively. The detection limit was below 0.8 ng/ml and the calibration curves showed good linearity between 0.9998 and 0.9999.