Alberto Biancardi

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This paper reports a simple and reliable mass spectrometry hyphenated chromatographic method for ochratoxin A determination in hard cheese. The method is based on a simple extraction using an acetonitrile:water (84:16, v/v) solution acidified with 2.5% acetic acid. After a defatting step with n-hexane, the extract was directly analysed by LC-MS/MS without(More)
A new, rapid and sensitive method is reported for the multiresidual determination of type A (diacetoxyscirpenol, HT-2 toxin, T-2 toxin) and type B (nivalenol, deoxynivalenol, fusarenon X, 15-O-acetyl-4-deoxynivalenol) trichothecenes in wheat flour samples. Sample extraction was performed with acetonitrile/water mixtures. Mycosep columns were used for a fast(More)
An LC-MS/MS method is proposed for the analysis of sterigmatocystin in cereals and feed. The method is based on a solid-liquid extraction and a dilute-and-shoot approach. Accuracy and precision were established at the LOQ (1 μg kg(-1)); the mean overall recovery (n = 6) was 98%, with a confidence interval of 3.8% and a CV% of 3.7%. Accuracy and precision(More)
A method for the simultaneous LC-fluorescence detection (FLD) determination of eight trichothecenes A and B by pre-column derivatization with coumarin-3-carbonyl chloride, a highly fluorescent fluorophore, has been developed. The reaction conditions (temperature, reaction time, reactant ratios) were optimized to give a reproducible quantitative conversion.(More)
The effect of succynil-beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD-Su), dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin (DIMEB) and beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) on the fluorescence of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1 (AFB1, AFB2, AFG1, AFG2 and AFM1) was studied: beta-CD-Su promoted the largest fluorescence enhancement for AFB1 and AFM1 while DIMEB showed better results for AFG1 . On the basis(More)
A new chromatographic method is proposed for the analysis of aflatoxin M(1) in milk. The method is based on liquid-liquid extraction followed by LC-MS/MS analysis. Liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) is performed on the defatted milk plus sodium chloride by using ethyl acetate as an extraction solvent. Accuracy and precision were evaluated at the LOQ (15 ng(More)
A chromatographic method is proposed for the analysis of aflatoxin B1 in cereal-based feed, particularly targeted to dairy animals. The method is based on a solid-liquid extraction followed by a Mycosep 226 clean-up. Accuracy and precision were established at the LOQ (1 µg kg⁻¹) with a spiked sample as well as with two other different naturally contaminated(More)