LC/MS/MS Analysis of Aflatoxins in Cannabis on Ascentis® Express 2.7µm Phenyl-Hexyl after Cleanup using Supel™ Tox AflaZea SPE

LC/MS/MS Analysis of Aflatoxins in Cannabis on Ascentis® Express 2.7 mum Phenyl-Hexyl after Cleanup using Supel™ Tox AflaZea SPE

Conditions

sample preparation Solid Phase Extraction
sample/matrix cannabis extract spiked with aflatoxins at corresponding concentrations of 6 ppb each (for Aflatoxin B2 and G2) and 24 ppb each (for Afltoxin B1 and G1) in cannabis
SPE tube/cartridge Supel Tox AflaZea SPE, 6 mL (55314-U)
sample addition 2 mL of sample extract
elution apply strong vacuum and collect the sample into plastic tube
eluate post-treatment dilute 0.2 mL of the extract with 0.8 mL distilled water and mix well
column Ascentis Express Phenyl-Hexyl, 5 cm x 2.1 mm I.D., 2.7 μm particles (53334-U)
column temp. 40 °C
mobile phase [A] 5 mM ammonium formate with 1% formic acid in water; [B] 5 mM ammonium formate with 1% formic acid in methanol
gradient 30% B to 60% B in 3 min; to 100% B in 2 in; held at 100% B for 2 min; to 30% B in 0.1 min; held at 30% B for 1.4 min
flow rate 0.4 mL/min
pressure 5511 psi (380 bar)
injection 10 μL
detector MS, ESI(+), MRM 331.3/189.0, 329.1/243.0, 315.9/259.0, 313.1/241.0

Description

Analysis Note The complex composition of cannabis makes it difficult to apply sample cleanup methods commonly used for other commodities. In this application, interference removal Supel Tox AflaZea SPE was used for sample cleanup providing quick and effective sample preparation prior to mass spectrometric analysis. Sample comprised 0.5 g of finely ground cannabis mixed with 10 mL of 84:16 acetonitrile:water for 30 minutes and centrifuged. It is recommended to use silanized glass vials for this analysis.
Categories Analytical Chromatography, Drugs of Abuse, Mycotoxins
Featured Industry Food and Beverages
Vitamins, Nutraceuticals, and Natural Products
Legal Information Ascentis is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC, Supel is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC
suitability application for LC-MS, application for SPE

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