Development of a high-sensitivity quantitative analytical method for determining polycarbamate by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry incorporating temperature-programmable inlet on-column injection

  • Kawamoto T
  • Yano M
  • Makihata N
  • 5


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 13


    Citations of this article.


A highly sensitive analytical method was developed using GC/MS with temperature-programmable inlet on-column injection (TPI on-column GC/MS) for determining methyl dimethyldithiocarbamate (DMDC-methyl) and dimethyl ethylenebisdithiocarbamate (EBDC-dimethyl), which are methyl derivatives of alkali decomposed polycarbamate. This method makes it possible to quantify 0.3 μg/l of polycarbamate in tap water, which is a 1/100 of the residual target value of 30 μg/l in Japan. Moreover, it now becomes possible to distinguish polycarbamate from other dithiocarbamate pesticides (DTCs) that have similar structures, including ziram and thiram, which only incorporate a DMDC side chain, or manzeb, maneb and zineb, which only incorporate an EBDC side chain, by simultaneously analyzing for DMDC-methyl and EBDC-dimethyl. © 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Dimethyl ethylenebisdithiocarbamate
  • Methyl dimethyldithiocarbamate
  • Polycarbamate in tap water
  • Temperature-programmable inlet on-column GC/MS

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Tatsuhiko Kawamoto

  • Miho Yano

  • Nobuko Makihata

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free