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Table 4 Matrix spike recoveries for all target analytes in three different waters

From: Ultra high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for rapid analysis of trace organic contaminants in water

Compounds Ultrapure water Surface water WW effluent
  Recovery (%) RSD (%) Recovery (%) RSD (%) Recovery (%) RSD (%)
ESI positive
Caffeine 106 2.5 95 4.3 100 3.9
Trimethoprim 98 2.1 102 0.9 114 3.2
Sucralose 95 5.4 73 34.1 NA NA
Primidone 97 2.9 96 1.5 113 10.0
Triamcinolone 101 4.7 48 2.3 106 4.3
Sulfamethoxazole 105 3.3 98 1.7 99 2.1
Meprobamate 97 5 74 1.5 99 8.4
Diphenylhydramine 74 5.4 94 5.4 196 3.8
Diltiazem 67 11.7 NA NA NA NA
Hydracortisone 84 3.7 50 7.3 38 11.3
Prednisone 94 4.1 75 5.4 79 10.0
Simazine 99 3 73 2.0 66 2.6
Carbamezapine 101 2.1 117 1.3 98 25.5
Fluoxetine 89 5.5 97 2.3 99 5.5
Dexamethasone 91 2.7 86 2.2 88 3.4
TCEP 108 3.1 71 4.3 119 8.1
Atrazine 100 2.7 94 1.9 99 2.5
DEET 101 2.7 96 1.6 98 5.5
Testosterone 82 3.3 42 2.4 42 21.6
Norethistrone 79 2.4 39 1.9 54 2.1
TCPP 97 2.4 119 2.9 74 7.1
Norgestrel 82 3.2 57 1.3 55 6.7
Benzophenone 71 15.8 95 6.4 93 26.4
ESI negative
PFBA 95 4.6 NA NA NA NA
Naproxen 95 3.5 89 1.4 80 6.0
PFBS 78 7.1 111 8.0 87 3.6
Diclofenac 103 5.4 96 6.0 64 22.0
Ibuprofen 96 9.2 92 5.7 96 10.8
PFOA 101 2.3 121 6.4 115 7.4
Bisphenol A 91 15.5 97 11.6 87 10.8
Gemfibrozil 104 3.7 93 2.7 111 10.0
PFDA 97 3.6 73 15.3 65 13.4
PFOS 107 2.9 94 9.0 89 9.8
Triclocarban 105 2.8 97 1.5 107 5.0
Triclosan 74 1.1 112 2.8 141 6.7
PFHxDA 46 72.4 56 10.4 66 18.4
  1. NA Not Analyzed.