High pressure liquid chromatographic determination of aflatoxins by using radial compression separation. Academic Article uri icon


  • A rapid method for the determination of aflatoxins was developed using high pressure liquid chromatography and a radial compression separation system. A standard solution of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, and M1 was analyzed solution of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, and M1 was analyzed at flow rates of 2.0 and 6.0 mL/min. Retention times, peak heights, and peak areas were reproducible over a 3-day period. Coefficients of variation for aflatoxin B1 at 2.0 and 6.0 mL/min were, respectively, 1.04 and 0.87% (retention time); 2.9 and 4.7% (peak height); and 8.2 and 4.7% (peak area). At 6.0 mL/min there was an approximate 25% loss in sensitivity but a greater than 50% reduction in retention time. Separation of all the aflatoxins was excellent using a dual flow rate of 2.0 mL/min with a change to 8.0 mL/min at 15 min post-injection. The applicability of the radial compression separation system for the rapid determination of aflatoxins in human tissues was also tested. Spiked samples of liver, serum, and urine-showed good resolution of all aflatoxin peaks at the higher flow rates.

published proceedings

  • J Assoc Off Anal Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Shepherd, E. C., Phillips, T. D., Heidelbaugh, N. D., & Hayes, A. W.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Shepherd, EC||Phillips, TD||Heidelbaugh, ND||Hayes, AW

publication date

  • May 1982