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Analysis of Deoxynivalenol, Nivalenol, Zearalenone in Food by LC–APCI–MS

  • Szabolcs B. TóthEmail author
  • Rita Jolankai
  • Zoltan Muranyi
  • Andras Dallos
Limited Short Communication


The detection of mycotoxins is an important task for analytical analysis, as they are a source of contaminants in foods today. The very small amounts of toxic mycotoxins (zearalenone, deoxynivalenol) make it important to determine the most reliable analytical methods. There are several options for the detection of mycotoxins, LC–API–MS techniques being the most common ones. The aim of the present determination is to give an overview on the application of LC–(API)-MS in the analysis of frequently occurring and highly toxic mycotoxins, such as deoxynivalenol, nivalenol and zearalenone, in organic foods. The limits of these three toxins in foods are very low: deoxynivalenol 1,250 μg kg−1, nivalenol 0.9 μg kg−1 of body weight, zearalenone 100 μg kg−1.


Column liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry Mycotoxins Deoxynivalenol Nivalenol Zearalenone Organic food 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Szabolcs B. Tóth
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rita Jolankai
    • 2
  • Zoltan Muranyi
    • 1
  • Andras Dallos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryEszterházy Károly CollegeEgerHungary
  2. 2.University of Pannonia Georgikon FacultyKeszthelyHungary
  3. 3.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of PannoniaVeszpremHungary

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