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Analysis of pharmaceuticals as environmental contaminants

MIRA PETROVIC1,2*, JELENA RADJENOVIC1, DAMIÀ BARCELÓ1
*Corresponding author
1. Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies (IDAEA), Dept.of Environmental Chemistry, Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC),
Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034, E- Barcelona, Spain
2. Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Passeig Lluís Companys, 23, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract

This paper outlines recent achievements andtrends in the analysis of pharmaceuticals in environmentalsamples. Main aspects of current LC–MS methodology,using tandem and hybrid MS instruments, including samplepreparation are briefly discussed.