In our laboratory we develop FT-Raman methods for the quantitative determination of pesticides in formulations. The FT-Raman methods offer several advantages in comparison to spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods:
Increased safety: Toxic samples are analysed "as received" avoiding sample pre-treatment. Low analysis time: 30 s are sufficient for acquiring a spectrum region convenient for quantitative analysis. Improved calibration stability: By using external standards. Good agreement with time consuming official methods. Simplicity: Methods can be performed by minimally trained personnel.