Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry

, Volume 357, Issue 8, pp 1206–1210

Use of Mycosep multifunctional clean-up columns for the determination of trichothecenes in wheat by electron-capture gas chromatography

  • J. Weingaertner
  • R. Krska
  • W. Praznik
  • M. Grasserbauer
  • H. Lew
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DOI: 10.1007/s002160050332

Cite this article as:
Weingaertner, J., Krska, R., Praznik, W. et al. Fresenius J Anal Chem (1997) 357: 1206. doi:10.1007/s002160050332
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Abstract

 A quick and reliable method is described for the determination of trichothecene mycotoxins employing gas chromatography with electron capture detection. Using the Mycosep® multifunctional clean-up columns the clean-up procedure is reduced to a 1-step extract purification, thus saving considerable time in comparison with classical clean-up methods, without sacrificing the purity of the extract. The method was tested and validated for five trichothecenes (deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, 3-acetyl-deoxynivalenol, 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol and fusarenon X). In addition, the performance of this new clean-up technique was compared with an already well established method.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Weingaertner
    • 1
  • R. Krska
    • 1
  • W. Praznik
    • 1
  • M. Grasserbauer
    • 1
  • H. Lew
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln), Center for Analytical Chemistry, Konrad Lorenzstrasse 20, A-3430 Tulln, AustriaAT
  2. 2.Federal Office of Agrobiology, Wieningerstrasse 8, A-4025 Linz, AustriaAT