Authors: Yan Dong, Supta Das, John R. Parsons, Antonia Praetorius, Eva de Rijke, Rick Helmus,

J. Chris Slootweg, Boris Jansen

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 94157, 1090 GD Amsterdam, the Netherlands


• Animal-, plant-, and ash-based BBF were analyzed with QuEChERS for the first time.

• QuEChERS simultaneously recovered pesticides and pharmaceuticals in three BBFs.

• QuEChERS was optimized by incorporating ultrasonication and end-over-end rotation.

• The improved QuEChERS method was successfully applied to analyze 15 different BBFs.

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