Pirjo Kuronen

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A combined derivatization method for gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric (GC/MS) analysis of steroidal glycoalkaloid (SGA) aglycons was developed using both trimethylsilylation and pentafluoropropionylation. In comparison with underivatized or only silylated aglycons, the new technique produces more specific and abundant fragmentation for compounds with(More)
Interspecific somatic hybrids produced by protoplast fusion between two wild Solanum species (S. acaule, acl; S. brevidens, brd) and cultivated potato Solanum tuberosum (tbr) were analyzed in terms of the starch nanometer-range structure and glycoalkaloid (GA) contents. The crystallinity of starch granules, the average size of starch crystallites, and the(More)
Improved and simplified reversed-phase liquid chromatographic conditions for the separation and simultaneous profiling of both steroidal glycoalkaloids and their aglycones, having solanidane- or spirosolane-type structures, are described. The most reproducible retention behavior for these ionizable compounds on C18 columns was achieved under isocratic and(More)
A multisteroid screening method has been developed based on the use of 1-[4-(2,3-dihydroxypropoxy)phenyl]-1-alkanones as retention index standards and UV absorbance spectra recorded on-line with a diode-array detector using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic gradient elution with acetonitrile and water. The effect of chromatographic(More)
In this study five different commercial sorbents C18, SCX, CN, Certify and Oasis HLB were compared for the solid-phase extraction of potato glycoalkaloids. The recoveries were determined using alpha-solanine, alpha-chaconine and alpha-tomatine, which contained dehydrotomatine as an impurity, as standard compounds. The samples were analysed by reversed-phase(More)
A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic (RP-HPLC) screening method for the determination of mycotoxins has been developed. The toxins were characterized by retention indexes and on-line UV spectra produced with a diode array detector (DAD). Retention indexes of mycotoxins exhibiting a wide range of polarities and chemical structures were(More)
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