Author(s): Dahlmann J, Budakowski WR, Luckas B
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Abstract A liquid chromatography (LC)-based method with mass spectrometric (MS) detection was developed for simultaneous determination of various algal and cyanobacterial toxins extracted from phytoplankton occurring world-wide in marine waters and lakes. The method enables quantification of saxitoxin, anatoxin-A, domoic acid, nodularin, microcystins, okadaic acid and dinophysistoxin-1 with a single chromatographic run. In addition, the applied chromatographic conditions allow isolation and identification of substances suspected to be "new" microcystins (cyclic peptides) by fraction collection, hydrolysis, derivatisation of resulting free amino acids with the modified chiral Marfey's reagent N-alpha-(2,4-dinitro-5-fluorophenyl)-L-valinamide (L-FDVA) and enantioselective analysis of the amino acid derivatives by LC-ESI-MS.
This article was published in J Chromatogr A
and referenced in Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry