Fumonisin measurement from maize samples by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with corona charged aerosol detector

András Szekeres, Andrea Budai, Ottó Bencsik, László Németh, Tibor Bartók, Árpád Szécsi, Ákos Mesterházy, Csaba Vágvölgyi

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Abstract

Fumonisins are a class of mycotoxins produced mainly by Fusarium species, which is primary fungal contaminant of the maize and maizederived products around the world. The B-series fumonisins (FB1, FB2 and FB3) are the most abundant and toxic constituent; thus, their levels are regulated generally worldwide. In this study, we developed a reliable method for the measurement of fumonisin FB1, FB2 and FB3 mycotoxins from maize samples without the time-consuming derivatization step using a high-performance liquid chromatograph coupled with corona charged aerosol detector. The detection and quantitation limit of the whole method were 0.02 and 0.04 mg/kg for each fumonisins, respectively. The detection linearity was tested in the calibration range of 2 orders of magnitude and the recoveries from the spiked samples were determined. The developed method proved to be sufficient to measure the maximum residue levels of fumonisins, which are specified in European Union and United States in maize and maize-based products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1181-1185
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of chromatographic science
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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