Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Synthetic Coccidiostats in Eggs
AbstractCoccidiostats are synthetic drugs administered to animals, especially to poultry, to cure coccidiosis. In this paper, we present a selective liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to analyze residues of five synthetic coccidiostats in eggs: clazuril, diclazuril, robenidine, nicarbazin, toltrazuril and its two metabolites. The extraction efficiency was evaluated by testing several solvents, pH, different volumes and time of extraction. The clean-up procedures were optimized using different solid phase extraction cartridges and different eluants. The chromatographic separation was achieved in reversed phase using a gradient of 0.1% formic acid in water and acetonitrile, whereas the MS detection was performed in negative electrospray ionization (ESI) for all the analytes, except for the robenidine. The developed method has been validated according to Commission Decision 2002/657/CE. The validation parameters, as linearity, precision, recovery, specificity, decision limit (CCα), detection capability (CCβ), and robustness have been determined. The proposed method resulted simple, fast, and suitable for screening and confirmation purposes. View Full-Text
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Buiarelli, F.; Di Filippo, P.; Riccardi, C.; Pomata, D.; Giannetti, L.; Neri, B.; Rago, D. Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Synthetic Coccidiostats in Eggs. Separations 2017, 4, 15.
Buiarelli F, Di Filippo P, Riccardi C, Pomata D, Giannetti L, Neri B, Rago D. Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Synthetic Coccidiostats in Eggs. Separations. 2017; 4(2):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Buiarelli, Francesca; Di Filippo, Patrizia; Riccardi, Carmela; Pomata, Donatella; Giannetti, Luigi; Neri, Bruno; Rago, Daniela. 2017. "Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Synthetic Coccidiostats in Eggs." Separations 4, no. 2: 15.
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