Application Note

Rapid Determination of Aflatoxins in Corn Flour by LC/CMS

Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) produced by certain fungi (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasificus) are toxic metabolites which have been associated with various diseases, such as aflatoxicosis, in livestock, domestic animals and humans throughout the world. Many methods can be used for Aflatoxins analysis, including TLC, HPLC, immunoassay, LCMS etc. Of all the methods, the LC/MS method is considered the preferred technique because of its high selectivity and sensitivity. In this presentation, a simple, cost effective LC/CMS analytical approach is described for the determination of Aflatoxins.