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J Assoc Off Anal Chem. 1984 Sep-Oct;67(5):963-7.

Mycotoxins in grain dust: method for analysis of aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone, vomitoxin, and secalonic acid D.


A multimycotoxin method is presented to quantitate aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone, secalonic acid D, and vomitoxin in grain dust. Dust spiked with these mycotoxins was extracted sequentially with methylene chloride followed by acetonitrile-water (86 + 14). Vomitoxin was recovered in the latter extract and all other mycotoxins were recovered in the methylene chloride. Aflatoxins and ochratoxin were quantitated by fluorescence measurement on silica thin layer chromatographic plates. The other mycotoxins were quantitated after cleanup by reverse phase liquid chromatography and ultraviolet detection. Recoveries from dust spiked in the parts per billion (ng/g) range were approximately 80% (SD = 15-29%) for all mycotoxins. Minimum detectable amounts ranged from less than 0.5 ng/g for aflatoxins to 20 ng/g for zearalenone.

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