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AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition - AACC Method 45-05.01. Aflatoxin -- Thin-Layer Chromatography Method

AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition

Mycotoxins

AACC Method 45-05.01
Aflatoxin -- Thin-Layer Chromatography Method

VIEW METHOD

Objective
This method determines the concentration of aflatoxin by thin-layer chromatography (TLC) of extracts of corn and soybeans. Aflatoxins are extremely potent carcinogens to a number of animals and should be regarded as potentially hazardous to humans. Caution: whenever possible, perform operations under a hood and use a glove box when toxins are in a dry state because of their electrostatic nature. Use gloves and a mask for personal protection when handling toxin or highly contaminated commodities. Swab accidental spills with 5% sodium hypochlorite bleach and rinse glassware with bleach before washing to decontaminate. See Note 1.