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The Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) has undertaken a project to improve the methodology and to study the determination step of available methods for the determination of fumonisins (FB(1) and FB(2)) on the basis of an unknown acetonitrile + water (1+1) solution (target concentration of FB(1) 91.7 micro-g/ml and of FB(2) 45.8 micro-g/ml based on gravimetrical values). The study involved 24 European laboratories who analysed such unknown fumonisin solution. The participants basically used the HPLC procedure together with a variety of modifications for the dilution factor prior to derivatisation, volume of solution, volume of reagent, reaction time, stationary and mobile phase, column length and flow rate.

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Authors: VISCONTI A, Istituto Tossine e Micotossine da Parasiti Vegetali, Bari (IT);DOKO M B, Istituto Tossine e Micotossine da Parasiti Vegetali, Bari (IT);SCHURER B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);BOENKE A, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: UK Workshop on Occurrence and Significance of Mycotoxins, London (GB), April 21-23, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37336 ORA
Record Number: 199310480 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en