Author(s): Cinquina AL, Cal A, Longo F, De Santis L, Severoni A,
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Abstract Some biogenic amines, such as putrescine, cadaverine, spermidine and histamine, have been found to be useful as quality indices for the decomposition of fish, so research on the simultaneous analysis of various biogenic amines in food is of interest and importance. The intake of histamine may cause an allergic intoxication known as "scombroid poisoning" while secondary biogenic amines can potentiate the toxicity of histamine and in addition can react with nitrite to form carcinogenic nitrosamines. A new method for the simultaneous determination of underivatized biogenic amines based on ion-exchange chromatography with conductivity detector has been developed. The proposed method offers a number of advantages over previous pulsed amperometric detection and integrated pulsed amperometric detection methods such as simpler extraction procedure and sharp peaks. Separations were performed on a new low hydrophobic weak cation-exchange analytical column. This technique is simple, rapid and useful for routine checks in repetitive analyses.
This article was published in J Chromatogr A
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development