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Determination of aflatoxins in peanut samples

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Application No.: VFD0179

Determination of aflatoxins in peanut samples


From extraction to high efficient detection

Cultivation, drying and storage of peanuts may contribute to the spread of molds,
which produce mycotoxins – toxic secondary metabolites. Their consumption can
lead to serious health damage. To ensure consumer safety it is inevitable to provide
a simple, robust and exact method for the analysis of mycotoxins in food, especially
the most often occurring aflatoxins. In this application note the sample extraction for
peanuts as preparation for a highly sensitive HPLC method is described.

Technical Data

Application

Method Gradient, solid-liquid extraction, liquid-liquid extraction, SPE
Sample peanuts
Separation column SPE C18

Separation conditions

Key words Aflatoxins B1, G1, B2, G2, SPE, sample preparation, peanuts, mycotoxins

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