Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2014, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (4): 40301-040301.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2014.rrj.32.040301

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Preliminary study of the irradiation effects on clenbuterol hydrochloride

GU Kefei1,2  CHEN Zhijun3  ZHOU Changyan1  CHU Yunxia1,2  DENG Shan1,2  LI Zhenxing4   

  1. 1(Institute for Agri-food Standards and Testing Technology, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai 201106, China)
    2(Shanghai Station for DUS Testing Center of New plant Varieties MOA. P. R. China, Shanghai 201106, China)
    3(Shanghai Shuneng Irradiation Technology Co. Ltd., Shanghai 201106, China)
    4(College of Food Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China)
  • Received:2014-02-25 Revised:2014-03-31 Online:2014-08-20 Published:2014-06-06


The degradation effect of electron beam irradiation on clenbuterol hydrochloride was investigated with the method of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy. Experimental results showed that the concentration of clenbuterol hydrochloride aqueous solution with original level of 18 ppm and 45ppm decreased with the increase of absorbed dose, and its degradation efficiency was higher than 90% at 5 kGy and 9 kGy respectively. The mass spectrometry showed that −OH and −Cl fell off at low absorbed dose. And with the increase of absorbed dose, the ions such as −NH2, −NH−, −C(CH3)3, −Cl were changed or lost. It indicates that electron beam irradiation could efficiently degrade clenbuterol hydrochloride.

Key words: Clenbuterol hydrochloride, Radiolysis, Mass spectrometry, Infrared spectroscopy

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  • TL13